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1992 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 51
Anonymous wrote: (95 points)
January 29, 2016 - Exclusive bouquet with dark and red forest fruits, beautiful oak and vanilla; very luxurious and still youthful. On the palate the same impressions, some chocolate, dark berries, beautiful acidity and tannin with still a good and soft bite. Mature alright, but this can easily last until 2020 as well. Beautiful wine!
ttriant Likes this wine: (94 points)
May 14, 2015 - Dark red color.
Excellent, youthful nose. Blackberies ?
Initially wine came across very young and improved with time in the decanter. Lead, pencil, tobacco.
Big, balanced, quite complex and long.
Can drink now and another 5+ years
RDK15 Likes this wine: (95 points)
January 3, 2015 - Cork disintegrated, but after a couple hours the wine was wonderful. Soft, complex, memorable
mxpbuy Likes this wine: (94 points)
May 2, 2014 - From Magnum. Soft cork needed the ah-so, but came out whole. Dark color with almost no sign of age. Took about an hour to open. Hard leather and cassis dominated initially but then came the blackberries, tobacco and sweet Oak. Long finish.
Anonymous wrote: (94 points)
September 8, 2013 - Football & Domestic Cabs @ Howard's 2013 (Old Greenwich, CT): One of the best wines for current consumption. This has started to gain secondary and tertiary notes of earth, leather, forest floor and tea leaves, but still retained a healthy amount of fruit. The tannins are well resolved... silky smooth. Gorgeous wine.
Pro Reviews 2
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
8/7/2009 (link) 94 points
(Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Dark red violet color with clear meniscus; chocolate, berry and caramel nose; berry, cassis, dill, rich palate; medium-plus finish
- Vintage 1992
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Hillside Select
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
- In Cellars 291 (60%)
- Consumed 184 (38%)