Red

2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 168

  • floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (97 points)

    September 11, 2016 - Outstanding! Rich, thick, syrupy, and mouth coating. Layers and layers of flavors last for 45-60 seconds. Tonight we got a lot of wet oak, cola, charcoal, loganberry, and vanilla. Gave this a 10 hour decant. Lots of sediment. see previous notes

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Double D wrote: (96 points)

    August 31, 2016 - Classic Hillside, and I think it is just now coming into it own.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CarguyGM wrote:

    June 11, 2016 - Dark , dark red ,melts on your tongue ,opened up really well , was good to the last drop , wish I had more !

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Loren Sonkin wrote: flawed

    June 9, 2016 - Cavs-GSW Pregame (Paul B. comes to CLE) (Somewhere on E. 4th street): Cork crumbled a bit on opening. I thought i noted some tca but when I poured out a taste, it seemed fine. I let the wine breathe for 7 hours then took to the restaurant. I poured a glass and light tca. The wine seemed great underneath, but enough tca that I could not enjoy it. I put it back in the bag and hopefully will get it replaced.

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  • floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (97 points)

    June 4, 2016 - This would be best on day 2. Its still huge and hot. Outstanding balance after just a few hours but to show best it needs 24 hours. see previous notes.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 2004 Cabernets (Jun 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 2004 Cabernets (Jun 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Shafer “Hillside Select” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming
    2/21/2013 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 29 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,980 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,469 (27%)

Food Pairing

Beef tenderloin, Creamy Polenta, Dave - steak tips in NH, English Peas & Pearl Onions, Leg of lamb, PAN ROASTED COLORADO LAMB LOIN, Prime Rib, Steak, to troy and trey's dinner party with lamb chops

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