Red

1995 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2004 - 2025
CT94.9 71 reviews
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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.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, Issue #84 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2011 (link)

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Very dark red violet color; corked nose; corked, tart plum palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/11/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Opaque red violet color; plush cassis, black fruit, menthol nose; youthful, berry, ripe cassis, black fruit, menthol palate; long finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/29/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Herbal, bay leaf and tart plum nose; nice, poised, plum and black fruit palate; medium-plus finish

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Cali Cabs Then and Somewhat Now plus Top 100 Weekend Teaser, 4/10/2005 94+ points

    (Shafer .Hillside Select) The second wine had a smoky, cedary nose with lots of pine and forest action. The nose was both mild and intense at the same time, penetrating like a needle in one.s jugular. There were also leather, earth, tobacco, cedar and herbs emerging. Its chocolate and black fruits also entered stage right, but in a secondary, supporting way, as did a bit of wild grass. The palate was sturdy and long with nice cedar flavors and length. The flavors were fresh in a good grassy kind of way, and this wine was my favorite of the first five

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 898 (71%)
  • Consumed 364 (29%)

Food Pairing

with a prime strip steak

Who Likes This Wine

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