Red

1991 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2000 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • Ryan Foss Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 12, 2015 - On the downhill, but undeniable greatness. super-second growth meets CA.

  • philweird Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 22, 2015 - I had been warned that there was not much fruit left in this vintage, an opportunity emerged last night to share with it with a friend and was pleaseantly surprised. The wine was accessible upon opening and evolved very slowly over the next hour and a half that it was consumed. I found the fruit well integrated into a great nose and wonder if a long decant would have hurt the experience. This is the second of older California's that I have tasted in recent months and have to say, that they seem to be holding up really well over time.

  • floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 24, 2015 - Picked up 3 more bottles after the last one was perhaps one of the best wines I have had and so far 2 of the 3 have not lived up to the first one. These 2 had much softer corks that broke apart as we tried to remove them as the other one we drank earlier in the month had an extremely solid cork. These 2 didn't quite have the explosive Blueberry Pie A la mode nose as the other one I reviewed. These 2 had a much older nose, a little dusk, funk, still some blueberry, but much more like an old bordeaux . This had much less power behind it and much thinner. It was still good it just wasn't spectacular or very memorable. We did decant and there was a lot of sediment. We were disappointed.

  • GTFreek wrote:

    March 21, 2015 - Gorgeous, Bordeaux style, yet fading. Probably had more power a few years ago. Still very, very good, structure excellent with acidity and balance.

  • ttriant Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 14, 2015 - Overall excellent, sweet tannins. Drink now to 2020.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/2/2003 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 196 (64%)
  • Consumed 108 (35%)

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