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2011 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap District
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About Shafer Vineyards

At one point in his life, John Shafer worked in the publishing industry. Now he is responsible for a slew of eye-popping scores from Robert Parker, and the making of one of Napa Valley’s greatest Cabernets...

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2011 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap District

Producer: Shafer Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa
Appellation: Stags Leap District

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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(15.1% alcohol):  Bright ruby-red.  Aromas of mulberry, licorice and graphite become increasingly musky with aeration.  Pungent and tightly coiled but still supple, showing good energy and cut to the blackberry and cassis flavors.  Intensely flavored even if it doesn't have the density or sweetness of a top vintage.  The smoky, slowly building finish shows sweet tannins.  A bit unyielding today but very successful for the year.

90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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