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1987 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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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.
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.
Pro Reviews 3
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Bonus Articles, California Cabernet Sauvignon: A Tale of Two Epochs (June 2003)
(Shafer “Hillside Select” Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
September/October 2002, Issue #104 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
- In Cellars 45 (65%)
- Consumed 23 (33%)