Red

2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2010 - 2025
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Community Tasting Notes 131

  • ricknat1 wrote: (90 points)

    December 21, 2014 - By, rdu very good Cali cab, not my cup of tea but very good bottle

  • Rsds5105 wrote: (98 points)

    December 19, 2014 - Opened up for 40 minutes ...best wine we have ever shared..exploded with fruit ......sorry to have to finish

  • bubbachumps wrote: (96 points)

    November 29, 2014 - Fantastic wine, in a great window but many years still ahead of it. Notes of cassis, blackberry, minerality, a lfloral component and a touch of smoke. In the mouth, a big wine that is light on its feet (if that makes sense) and a long finish. Very well put together, as it should for the price point. Totally delivered a classic experience! Delicious!

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  • Thirsty1 Likes this wine:

    November 29, 2014 - I think this was the consensus wine of the evening over 06 Colgin IX estate, 85 Phelps Backus, 94 Down's Port and 09 Kosta Browne Sonoma Pinot. This wine was in a real sweet spot. Warm blackberry, hint of minerality, dark and chewy. Present but relaxed tannin. This wine kept opening up more and more over the evening. Thought provoking. It was dense and had sweet oak on the nose. This is a youngster that also has years and years ahead of it. It's great to drink now and don't feel rushed if you've got it in your cellar.

  • Uglypinga Likes this wine:

    November 21, 2014 - This is a near perfect wine from the get go. Cassis, cocoa, black pepper and dust on the nose. The palate is at once intense and ephemeral. Cassis, blackberries, hints of grilled beef and firm tannins. Amazing wine.

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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, 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 43 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3756 (77%)
  • Consumed 1091 (22%)

Food Pairing

Beef tenderloin, Dave - steak tips in NH, to troy and trey's dinner party with lamb chops

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  32 votes