Red

2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • 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

  • Paul Lin wrote: (86 points)

    February 12, 2014 - Displays notes of ripe black cherry, cassis, loamy soil, and sweet tobacco. Polished mouthfeel and resolved tannins. But too flabby. I would drink this sooner than later.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 28 (2%)
  • In Cellars 857 (51%)
  • Consumed 780 (47%)

Food Pairing

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