Original
22 Ratings
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 Vintage) Firm, dark, rich and concentrated, with layers of spicy, grapey plum, currant and blackberry, with hints of herb, coffee and cedary oak. The tannins are tight yet ripe and the finish sails on. Best fr...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Ripe and oaky in tone with an extra emphasis on the latter at the slight expense of keen varietal fruit, the aromas of this wine do not lack for volume so much as for the vitality and precision we hav...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1984 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/87
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/02
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine