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2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 72
Sir-Harrie wrote: (92 points)
October 22, 2016 - Wow, tiefdunkle rote Farbe, klar, keinerlei Alterserscheinungen. Duftende florale Nase, fein. Macht Lust auf mehr. Im Mund wieder florale Noten, Frucht, Tabak, etwas Cassis und Zimt, rund und harmonisch. Lecker
Millennial Drinkers wrote: (91 points)
January 10, 2016 - C: Dark garnet red
N: More complex than the 2005 Merlot, lots of cassis and baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon
P:Moderate plus tannins (6.5) and moderate body. Lots of dark fruits and crème de cassis. Long lingering finish.
O: Definitely does not seem 13 years old. Still packs a big punch.
Drink till 2020
cab blends wrote: (90 points)
January 10, 2016 - with potential to increase 2 or 3 points.
Decanted for an hour. Very little fruit. Dark graphite on the nose and palate. Strong tannins and body. (7.5/10)
overall the body is dark fruit with a little heat and dark black fruits. Maybe leave these to 2018 before I taste again and decant for a few more hours.
I hope this integrates a bit more and it may well be a wine I really enjoy.
AlexHop wrote: (90 points)
July 28, 2015 - nice for a 2003. Spicy and bold flavors. Well made.
Tarpon222 wrote: (91 points)
March 5, 2014 - Gorgeous, black fruit, modest nose, and mild tannins with a long finish make this a solid wine. I have one left and will enjoy shortly as I cannot imagine this will improve from today's pleasant drink
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2003
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Code 013528300026
- Pending Delivery 28 (2%)
- In Cellars 847 (51%)
- Consumed 801 (48%)
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