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1995 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 10
CranBurgundy Likes this wine: (96 points)
January 14, 2017 - Nose of dark plum and blackberry is initially hidden behind leather and tobacco, but moved to the forefront in 15 minutes or so. Little spice on the nose or palate, and completely resolved. A teaspoon of coffee ground sized sediment left in the decanter. Very nice dark & red fruit still kicking with a little sweetness. Absolutely no astringency from tannin or heat from alcohol noticeable on the finish. It's surprisingly clean, fruity, and refreshing. Most 20+ year old Cabs lose a bit of their fruit as the secondary notes start taking over, but no so with this one. My God, this is excellent! This is one of the rare bottles that make me wish there was an option for "I love it!" on CT. It's time to drink this up if you have it because this wine simply can't get better than where it's at currently. If you have any, do NOT pair it with any food and ruin the experience - enjoy it solo.1 person found this helpful Comment
beej Likes this wine:
October 25, 2015 - Omg! Our cork crumbled as well. Seemed defective although no leakage.
Wine opened up big quickly.
A bit green on the initial nose but good bacon, tobacco and truffle palate leading to a slightly chalky high alcohol finish.
Drink now and let it evolve in the glass directly from the bottle.
ghouser wrote: (91 points)
August 19, 2015 - Classic Napa Cabernet. Decanted for 1 hour. Cork crumbled and might have been 93+ had it been intact.
huevosconvino Likes this wine: (95 points)
January 1, 2015 - Just terrific. Wish I had more.
huevosconvino Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 16, 2014 - Phenomenal. Needs 20-30 minutes to open up, and then it's wonderful...wow.
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- Vintage 1995
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- UPC Code 013528300026
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 106 (68%)
- Consumed 50 (32%)
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