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2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59031-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($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 broader-shouldered young 2001 was less sweet and nuanced than the 2000 and rather aggressively backward at the beginning of March.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Quite low-key. Sweet, round, well made. Well mannered but easy to overlook.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Well-balanced, with a supple mix of floral, currant, anise, leather and spicy blackberry fruit that loses a bit of its intensity and richness on the finish. 6,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards while the term "organic" still elicited sideways looks. "My soils were getting tired," Doug says. "They had been farmed since 1922." He installed solar panels in 2004, and now enjoys watching his batteries send power back to the grid. Elias was hired by Shafer in 1984 and named winemaker in 1994. Shafer Hillside Select is a benchmark wine of the Stag's Leap District, with a string of awards too long to list. Aged a full four years prior to release, it is, in the words of Robert Parker, "One of the world's, as well as Napa's, most profound Cabernet Sauvignons."

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 259 bottles owned
    • 64 collectors