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Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Member Review by Mike Pobega:

Double decanted 3.5 hours. Nice dark color with no sign of fading. The nose had subdued currants and blackberry with some floral notes. Nice. On the palate the wine walked the walk: great dark cassis with some secondaries of tar, soy, cedar-box (like a new humidor) and leather. The tannins were loosely weaved with a deft acid level. Tame nuances of light oak lingered like a feather. There was a perfect plush mouth feel that oozed class. The finish was long and clean. After reading recent noted on this I did not have high hopes, and I attribute tonight’s showing to the decant which was perfect.Pure harmony in a bottle. Elegant, exact and delish.

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Shafer Vineyards:
From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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02/25/2009

Double decanted 3.5 hours. Nice dark color with no sign of fading. The nose had subdued currants and blackberry with some floral notes. Nice. On the palate the wine walked the walk: great dark cassis with some secondaries of tar, soy, cedar-box (like a new humidor) and leather. The tannins were loosely weaved with a deft acid level. Tame nuances of light oak lingered like a feather. There was a perfect plush mouth feel that oozed class. The finish was long and clean. After reading recent noted on this I did not have high hopes, and I attribute tonight’s showing to the decant which was perfect.Pure harmony in a bottle. Elegant, exact and delish.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/30/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2011

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is showing even better this year than it was last year. This wine sees a combination of both French and American oak. The result is a wine with loads of smoky black currant notes intermixed with some earth, tobacco, and a ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml




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