Red - Fortified

1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Port

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2008 - 2021 (Edit)
CT95.3 4 reviews
Borrowed from 1992
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: (96 points)

    February 21, 2016 - Stumbled across this 750 under a bunch of 375s and glad that I did. Haven't given our port stems a workout in years! Coravin'd a few glasses and am VERY IMPRESSED. Still has deep violet coloring, sawdust, violets, dried thyme on the nose. Candied plum, blackberry and hint of fig. Extracted dark fruit shows its age, flavored with vanilla and heavily toasted - but old - barrel. As Bambam notes, no heat at all. This is in a wonderful place at present and doesn't appear to be in any rush. Clearly a new-world twist on the varietal but impressive and enjoyable.

  • bambam wrote: (95 points)

    July 29, 2011 - Fantastic, this is ageing very well. It is quite smooth and rounded at this point. Lovely sweet pure fruit with no heat. While this has many more years ahead of it I just can't see it getting much better than now.

  • millerfamily wrote: (96 points)

    June 3, 2006 - Awesome. Just love it. Given how well this one aged, this is definitely a port I am going to continue to buy

  • keithgg wrote: (94 points)

    February 19, 2005 - Boy- this is as good as a vintage port. Deep, sweet fruit and leather tones. Long, long finish No sign of this ageing.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Port
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (7%)
  • In Cellars 17 (61%)
  • Consumed 9 (32%)

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