Red

1990 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
CT93.7 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • vinolovers wrote: (95 points)

    May 28, 2012 - A nice dark garnet coloring; Did not decant. Very smooth with no tannins. Dried fruit, particularly blueberry along with some tea, chocolate and bit of white peppe. Amazingly at its peak 22 years laterwith a measly 13.2 % alcohol!!! Last bottle.

  • vinolovers wrote: (95 points)

    September 10, 2010 - Opened about 30 mintues before serving but did not decant. A nice dark garnet coloring in the glass. A muted nose that never opened much. While lacking much in the way a fruit, a bit of dried blueberry, but lots of mature cab flavors: chocloate, leather,tea and white pepper in an extremely smooth wine. Amazingly, probably still at it's peak. (86% Cab. Sauv.; 8% Cab Franc; 6% merlot). A perfect example for those who question the longevity of California cabs.

  • flashvictor wrote:

    December 11, 2007 - Beautiful complex nose of cherry, currant, and cedar but unfortunately that is all this bottle had to gice. There was no fruit left on the palate only oak and acid. Waited to long to drink this one.

  • PaulH wrote: (91 points)

    December 3, 2003 - Dinner with Julien at Fringale. On opening, it had a heady and definate peppery nose, almost like a syrah. The taste, however, was classic cabernet. Color was brick red without any lightening at the edge. Early on, the tannins seemed a bit astringent and drying, but as the night wore on, they became softer and integrated. The nose was consistent and a just a bit closed. This ended up tasting very much like a left bank Bordeaux from 1990. The finish was a bit abbreviated, but satisfying. This bottle would have lasted for another five to eight years. Certainly a great bargain for the $14.77 that I paid for it.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 17 (50%)
  • Consumed 17 (50%)

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