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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 27659)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $45.44

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An elegant silky wine with soft tannins and abundant fruit, Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet is approachable when young yet capable of aging gracefully.
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About Shafer Vineyards:

John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon, their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select, is produced from selected blocks of the family's hillside vineyards and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. They also produce Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, One Point Five (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Relentless (a Syrah/Petite Sirah blend), which was named #1 wine of the year by Wine Spectator's "Top 100" of 2012.