31 Ratings
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

(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...

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  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/02
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 108, May/June 2003 ($48) Bright ruby-red. Ripe aromas of currant, raspberry, violet, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. Sweet and supple, with nicely delineated flavors of bitter cherry, currant and mint, with a finishing note of bitter chocolate. Finishes firmly tannic, with mouthwatering acidity. Can't match the estate's Hillside Select cuvee for sheer personality, but a very good effort for the vintage. (The ...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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...