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The November 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

Auction # 473 | View Auction Schedule and Details
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Auction Ends: 11/16/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #392. Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 JL.
"Minerality, tobacco leaf, ash, blackberry, plum, smoke, caramel, earth, spice box and coffee notes created a complex bouquet. Rich, intense, concentrated and packed with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy fruit, this delicious wine ended with a finish of close to 50 seconds! I wish I owned a bottle of the majestic elixir. Rumor has it, part of the reason for the wines success was in picking extremely ripe fruit, by accident. The fruit was harvested later than the Shafer's wanted, because they had trouble finding enough pickers for their debut wine." Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, Dec 2012
Notes: Base neck, lightly corroded and lightly scuffed capsule, slightly recessed cork, lightly bin soiled, lightly scuffed, lightly marked and lightly torn label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $150


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