Red

2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2016 (Edit)
CT91.6 135 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 95

  • JCGuthrie wrote: 93 points

    April 8, 2020 - Slightly different experience than the last bottle, but in a very good way. About a 30 minute decant. Nose still somewhat modest, but incredible, with red and black fruit and a clear eucalyptus note. Perfectly integrated tannins. Didn't get the same sense of silkiness noted before. Slightly short on the finish. This was better early on; after about 2 hours some blackberry liquor emerged. A really nice bottle of aged cab. 93+

  • Brad Tsai Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 9, 2019 - The occasion and mood was perfect. Especially, The wine was perfect choice.

  • JCGuthrie wrote: 92 points

    November 15, 2019 - Agree with the last taster that the nose on this is quite muted. I think "restrained" is the best description I can think of for the overall experience - this is the exact opposite of an over-extracted, jammy CA cab. Dark fruit and some earth on the palate. What really struck me was the mouth feel - this came the as close to literally being "silky" as I've had in a wine.

  • mlawren1 wrote: 92 points

    December 7, 2018 - Muted nose gives way to currants, plums and berries. Nice and smooth. Finishes with a bit of mint.

  • spectrumphoto Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 3, 2018 - Its the latter half of 2018 and this wine is a rockin.... If you have, drink...if you want buy n drink but do not store

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 961 (50%)
  • Consumed 957 (50%)

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