Red

1998 Shafer Firebreak

Sangiovese Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2006 - 2008
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • wirelesswine wrote: (90 points)

    March 6, 2010 - Really held up well for its age, and my first experience with California Sangiovese. Still a nice ruby red, with a nose reminiscent of an aged Tuscan. Bright red fruits and good acidity made this a tasty food wine that I'm glad to have tried!

  • rockyr wrote: (85 points)

    November 22, 2008 - This one got lost in my cellar. Slightly past it's prime but very drinkable, silky finish with blackberry and smoke.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, Issue #96 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation Firebreak
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 013528500020

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (68%)
  • Consumed 21 (32%)

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