Red - Fortified

2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Port

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2007 - 2018 (Edit)
CT91.6 11 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    January 17, 2015 - Rhys Tasting With The Gang--Part 2 (My Place): Ehh, too big for me. Listed at 18% and I simply have a hard time these days consuming things that are this high in ABV. In general, I have a tough time with port too as it's just not my thing but with a chocolate dessert, it seemed to do well enough. I know this bottle had a cool story behind it for Bryan so thanks for bringing to the meal, buddy.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: (85 points)

    September 17, 2009 - Raisinets all the way through. Where were the goobers?

  • KeithAkers wrote: (91 points)

    September 17, 2009 - The Grand Crew- French Wines 10 years and older (Lockwood Restaurant, Chicago IL): nose: massive and explosive nose with rich tones of dark cherries, plums, raisins, anisette, dark chocolate and some bits of syrupy tones(though not bad syrup). Very bold with a good dose of alcohol on the nose as would be expected from such a young fortified wine

    taste: big and powerful, but the heat kicks in on the back end. Rich tones of dark chocolate, black cherries, sour cranberries, anisette and plums work well together, but with rich tannins to boot along with a very full bodied feel

    overall: very young, but with a good amount of promise. Very interesting to come across a fortified wine like this. Needs some time to fully settle down and be what it wants to be, as it needs a very extended decanting right now. This would be very interesting to taste in another 10 years or so as it balances out

  • Buckaroo wrote: (90 points)

    November 5, 2008 - Very rich, deep. Great nose. Hints of vanilla and caramel. Lingers on the tongue without flaming. Great use of those extra Hillside Select grapes.

  • tanglenet wrote:

    June 12, 2008 - Opened not decanted. High alcohol notes that slightly burns the tongue. Chocolate raisin syrup with a cocoa finish. Good.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Port
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 013528600027

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  • In Cellars 63 (53%)
  • Consumed 57 (48%)

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