Red

1990 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2007 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Baron Slick wrote: (92 points)

    March 16, 2014 - Ruby core, bricking at the edges. Intense, savory, Bing cherry bouquet of leather, pencil lead, and cinnamon bark. The fully integrated palate flaunted, a smooth texture, soft tannins, black and red fruit, balsamic vinegar, umami, and mocha dust on the long finish. This was well-balanced and delicious.

  • jpwines Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 31, 2012 - This wine still has room to go. no bricking. soft, lt. tannins with good fruit. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • vinolovers wrote: (95 points)

    May 28, 2012 - A nice dark garnet coloring; Did not decant. Very smooth with no tannins. Dried fruit, particularly blueberry along with some tea, chocolate and bit of white peppe. Amazingly at its peak 22 years laterwith a measly 13.2 % alcohol!!! Last bottle.

  • vinolovers wrote: (95 points)

    September 10, 2010 - Opened about 30 mintues before serving but did not decant. A nice dark garnet coloring in the glass. A muted nose that never opened much. While lacking much in the way a fruit, a bit of dried blueberry, but lots of mature cab flavors: chocloate, leather,tea and white pepper in an extremely smooth wine. Amazingly, probably still at it's peak. (86% Cab. Sauv.; 8% Cab Franc; 6% merlot). A perfect example for those who question the longevity of California cabs.

  • cabdrinker wrote: (87 points)

    July 4, 2009 - Still alive and kicking... Cork exploded as I attempted to remove, had to push down a good 50% of it into the bottle. Color showed the bricking on the outer edge of a gracefully aged wine. Even though the bottling shows 8% cab franc, it really showed it's colors with strawberry, cherry, bell pepper, violet on the nose. Mouthfeel was a little thin but came with expressive cherry, smoke, some earth tones and a little more dried herbs. Finish had no tannins to speak of but a hint of acidity and lasted a good 15 - 20 seconds.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 81 (70%)
  • Consumed 35 (30%)

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