Red

1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2013 (Edit)
CT92.6 42 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 9, 2015 - So sad to finish my last bottle. Had it a 1990'a tasting. It wasn't decanted and despite perfect storage the cork was dry as a bone and tough to remove. After about 20 minutes this wine really started to shine. It showed better than a 98 Dalle Valle and a 1998 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. It still had plenty of fruit and some grip. This is what I think an aged Napa Cab should taste like. I don't think I would keep it much longer (if I actually had any more left).

  • WineWright Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 2, 2015 - Did not decant. Deep crimson purple color. Subtle nose of cedar and dark fruit with mellow fig. Tannins fully integrated for a round, smooth mouthfeel.

  • emtame wrote: (92 points)

    June 30, 2013 - The tannins are almost fully resolved in this smooth, dark beauty. Had this with a '99 Larkmead and they were both delicious. Drink over the next 1-2 years.

  • TTTDDWines wrote:

    October 12, 2012 - Amazing chart topping

  • ASG24 wrote:

    May 9, 2012 - My buddy Mr. Nowak said it all.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 013528300026

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 320 (58%)
  • Consumed 225 (41%)

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