Red

1987 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 1993 - 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • affordableCollector wrote: (87 points)

    June 14, 2012 - red, orange, in color. chocolate, berry, on the nose. chocolate, blackberry, plum, on the palate. medium tannins, on this odd finish.

  • KeithAkers wrote: (94 points)

    November 14, 2009 - Fight Night Wines V (matt's, highland park IL): nose: very deep and balanced with a nice warmth to the tones of pencil lead, dark red cherries, leather, black currants, mint, and a touch of red florals

    taste: very elegant with a well balanced medium/full feel that is still showing off some tannins with mature tones of cranberries, dark red cherries, black currants, and mint

    overall: a great cab. This was also blind and did fool a bit as it had a bordeaux quality, but was hard to locate. This still has a way to go in a good cellar as the color was a good solid dark ruby with some bricking

  • KenK wrote: (96 points)

    March 26, 2009 - Hart Davis Hart – BYOB (Blackbird Chicago): Rich concentrated lush cherry flavors with great balancing acidity in soft round package. Toasty, long and deep. A porno wine I want to spend the night with. Yum yum yum 96

  • zimmy07 wrote: (93 points)

    August 12, 2007 - drank from a mag. great balance integration between tannin and fruit. Not overly ripe, but smooth, rich tannin and great currant, cherry and spice.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    August 11, 2007 - From magnum. Dark fruit nose - mature and quite toned down relative to modern day HSS. Somewhat lacking in structure, and really not classic in style, but overall a really enjoyable, mature wine.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/2/2003 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, California Cabernet Sauvignon: A Tale of Two Epochs (June 2003)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2002, Issue #104 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1987
  • 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 45 (65%)
  • Consumed 23 (33%)

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