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 Vintage1989 Label 1 of 51 
TypeRed
ProducerShafer (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
DesignationHillside Select
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationStags Leap District

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by ttriant on 12/21/2014 & rated 89 points: past its prime. Nice middle palate, no length... (381 views)
 Tasted by mindev on 4/8/2012 & rated 90 points: Terroir perfect fruit still there (2283 views)
 Tasted by toehring on 3/29/2009 & rated 86 points: Good nose and front fruit. Weak in the middle and hardly any tannins left. Good flavor but was on the downhill slide. (3127 views)
 Tasted by Fookonson65 on 7/10/2007 & rated 94 points: Very good. A bit more subtle than I expected, but was perhaps due to bottle storage. Definitely on its way downhill by this point. Nice finish, great nose, very food-friendly. Had with grilled steak. (2076 views)
 Tasted by Paul Lin on 4/28/2007 & rated 82 points: Shafer Hillside Select Vertical Dinner (1989-2002) (California Club, Los Angeles, CA): This wine is past its prime IMO, as the secondary characteristics have completely eclipsed whatever sense of fruit there may have been. Nose of leather, cedar, and jalapeño pepper. Tar, wood, and acid on the palate. (4522 views)

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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (6/2/2003)
(Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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Shafer

Producer website
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.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Wikipedia

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wineries and Wine (Napa Valley Vintners) | Article in CellarTracker

Stags Leap District

Stags Leap District

 
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