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1994 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 8
WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (97 points)
April 5, 2013 - Very deep dark-red with slightly lighter, brown edges.
Beautiful rich colors!
Intense aromas of ripe Dark Berries and Dark Chocolate. Dried Tomatoes paired with other secondary characteristics as Leather and Tar.
Some Sweetness and Vanilla.
What a nose! Powerful and complex.
Rich flavours of ripe Cassis and Black Cherries.
Traces of Cedar, Earth and some herbs. Plenty of depth and a long soft finish with Dark Fruits and some Pepper spiciness!
Great complexity perfectly packed!
Yes, I am a fan of Shafer wines, but this one was a real surprise!
If somebody had told me I was drinking Hillside Select, I probably would have believed him.
An impressive wine!
Big and bold, but beautifully aged with perfect structure, proportions and complexity.
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February 13, 2011 - The best of the 3 bottles I purchased. Fruit was balanced, remained in control throughout the entire evening. A little sweetness on the finish.
January 2, 2011 - Much more vegetal this time around.
cabdrinker wrote: (88 points)
November 6, 2010 - Good bottle of wine but showing it's age. Nice perfume on the nose along with cherry, leather, anise and a whiff of bell pepper. Same carries over onto the palate, but the mouth feel was a little thin but a lot of acidity at the beginning. The vegetal notes blew off about hour 1 and the body gained a little strength as it opened up. Pleasant finish but a bit short.
2003grandcruclasse wrote: (82 points)
October 28, 2010 - First pour was not very impressed. Double decanted and it did take some time to open up. Overall taste and smell were pleasant very 90s napa valley like - i.e. oaky with little red fruit on the back, medium bodied and tannins.
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- Vintage 1994
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
- In Cellars 92 (74%)
- Consumed 31 (25%)