1987 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 1993 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • slywka7 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 13, 2015 - Cork was shot so worried that the wine was going to be as well but it turned out ok. Aromas of bell pepper, dried cherry, olive and iron. On the palate, dried cherry, earth, blackberry and earth. Ends with an excellent finish. Got better over an hour.

  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.


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

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

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 64 (64%)
  • Consumed 35 (35%)

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