Red

2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2010 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 166

  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Millennial Drinkers Likes this wine: (96 points)

    April 16, 2016 - Super extracted and full of complex flavors. Beautiful deep crimson red. Nose was coated in dark fruits, hint of chalkiness, and definitely some oak influence such as vanilla extract. Complex palate with a ton of dark fruits (creme de cassis and dark berries) and a slightly savory finish. Moderate plus tannins (7/10) that was pretty well integrated with a thick, extracted and full bodied. Long and lingering finish covered with dark berries, but does have some slight heat in the finish. Tastes like a 2010 or younger, definitely not a 2004. Patience will be rewarded with this wine. Drink till 2036.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cab blends Likes this wine: (97 points)

    April 16, 2016 - This needs 12 hours decanting and I must do that next time. I think that may add 2 or 3 points. This is still not yet fully integrated although it is an absolute powerhouse. This had 6 hours and could have more.

    A very muted French style nose. Light fruit with a light woody nose. Muted baking spices in the nose too. Light leather and a hint of woody tobacco. Tannins are (8/10)

    This still has many years in it. Good strong tannins and integrated already so drinkable now. Some dark red berries and chocolate in the finish with a hint of heat. Long powerful finish.

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

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  • 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 30 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,953 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,393 (26%)

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

Who Likes This Wine

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