Red

1989 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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CT89.8 8 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • ttriant Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 21, 2014 - past its prime. Nice middle palate, no length...

  • mindev wrote: (90 points)

    April 8, 2012 - Terroir perfect fruit still there

  • toehring wrote: (86 points)

    March 29, 2009 - Good nose and front fruit. Weak in the middle and hardly any tannins left. Good flavor but was on the downhill slide.

  • Fookonson65 wrote: (94 points)

    July 10, 2007 - Very good. A bit more subtle than I expected, but was perhaps due to bottle storage. Definitely on its way downhill by this point. Nice finish, great nose, very food-friendly. Had with grilled steak.

  • Paul Lin wrote: (82 points)

    April 28, 2007 - Shafer Hillside Select Vertical Dinner (1989-2002) (California Club, Los Angeles, CA): This wine is past its prime IMO, as the secondary characteristics have completely eclipsed whatever sense of fruit there may have been. Nose of leather, cedar, and jalapeƱo pepper. Tar, wood, and acid on the palate.

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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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • 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 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 37 (53%)
  • Consumed 32 (46%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

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