Shafer Vineyards

Firebreak Stags Leap District Sangiovese Blend

9.426 ratings
9.63 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Andrew S

Very enjoyable nicely balanced desert wine.

Very enjoyable nicely balanced desert wine.

Dec 10th, 2017
Ryan Bauer

Ryan had this 6 years ago

Ryan had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
Carey Wintroub

This might just rival Relentless

This might just rival Relentless

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Ted Rutledge

This has the profile of a top tier napa cab with a twist...fine grained tannins, beautiful oak and pure cab fruit but loaded with rs and the perfect amount of acidity to balance it out. I've never had anything like it. Fantastic wine, kudos to Shafer.

This has the profile of a top tier napa cab with a twist...fine grained tannins, beautiful oak and pure cab fruit but loaded with rs and the perfect amount of acidity to balance it out. I've never had anything like it. Fantastic wine, kudos to Shafer.

Jan 20th, 2016
Kimberly Anderson

Really interesting dessert wine. cab based. Blueberry and spice. Nice but more of a tawny port fan

Really interesting dessert wine. cab based. Blueberry and spice. Nice but more of a tawny port fan

Apr 7th, 2019
Charlie Tapp

Rare find —100% cab dessert wine. Paired well with chocolate bread pudding, but needs at least a decade.

Rare find —100% cab dessert wine. Paired well with chocolate bread pudding, but needs at least a decade.

Dec 26th, 2018
William Kamm

Delicious and versatile port equivalent. Sweet but dark and rich.

Delicious and versatile port equivalent. Sweet but dark and rich.

Nov 27th, 2015
DAG
9.9

This was a first impression for me but one which will be impressed for a long time. I have not had another Port which has come close to this effort. Bravo. Almost prefect!

This was a first impression for me but one which will be impressed for a long time. I have not had another Port which has come close to this effort. Bravo. Almost prefect!

Dec 28th, 2013
Matthew Denny

Matthew had this 6 years ago

Matthew had this 6 years ago

Dec 26th, 2014
Sean Nelson

Sean had this 6 years ago

Sean had this 6 years ago

Dec 14th, 2014