Red

1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2000 - 2009 (Edit)
CT91.6 18 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • mitchiez wrote: (92 points)

    April 26, 2017 - Aged beautifully- everything one could ask for in good California cab.

  • jhd Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 30, 2014 - Tasty, good with wood grilled steak. No tannin. Medium finish. A little over the hill Good entry and fruit. Very smooth.

  • Harry Cantrell Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 24, 2013 - Deep garnet. None of the funk of the last bottle. Cork was fairly dry but able to be removed (I have a humidity and Temp controlled cellar so I believe it is the cork used-may explain the wide range of opinions of this) This nose had the sweetness smelled in the HSS and anise and tobacco. Wonderful. Taste was all licorice with some hint of dried herbs. Beautiful

  • AlexHop wrote: (89 points)

    July 4, 2012 - Nice. Not great balance- a bit of a bite. Fruit is mostly gone, but still pretty solid.

  • Harry Cantrell wrote: (86 points)

    September 25, 2011 - orange garnet. Nose was off initially-kinda like a 40 yo poorly stored Bordeaux. Bottle stink I hoped. And with time it blew mostly off revealing an older Cab nose-forst floor, seasoned salt. Taste was muted and dull initially, but opened with time to show dreid herbs and a hint of plum. Drink up! (I don't think a bad bottle, but perhaps...) A while ago I went to a Shafer tasting where they had the HSS and the regular Cab from many years. It showed me that in great years the regular Cab was only a hair behind the HSS. Not, I hope, this time.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 013528800014

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 182 (59%)
  • Consumed 127 (41%)

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