Red - Fortified

2005 Shafer Firebreak Dessert Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • rpenn77 wrote: (94 points)

    January 23, 2011 - I noticed a creamy mouthfeel with a definite vanilla flavor. This was the perfect finale to great dinner party with friends. This wine was a big hit!

  • Rubanyi wrote: (94 points)

    May 17, 2010 - Tasted at winery with chocolate truffles. Have to say one of the best ports we've tried. Big taste with soft balance on long smooth finish.

  • ajaffee wrote: (94 points)

    May 2, 2010 - Sweet creme de casis and strawberries. Not syrupy nor cloying. Wonderful port.

  • winejnky wrote: (95 points)

    January 30, 2010 - A massive hit with our dinner companions. Pefect partner to rich chocolate ganache cake. Like vintage port without as much sweetness, showing more berry fruit and cab sauv distinction, alcohol very much in check. Reminded me of a high alcohol, but balanced Martinelli zinfandel only done with Cab Sauv instead. Highly recommended.

  • sirswami wrote: (96 points)

    November 18, 2008 - Extraordinary for sure. Cabernet port that explodes with sweet fruit but keeps balance and finishes very smooth. Not too syrupy, not too much alcohol, just special.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Firebreak Dessert Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 57 (64%)
  • Consumed 32 (36%)

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