Red

1986 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 1996 - 2008
CT87.2 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • lepetitchateau wrote: (84 points)

    March 15, 2011 - while this was not defective, it certainly was vile. Vegetal on the nose and throughout the whole experience. Bummer because there seemed to be good fruit levels.

  • dannyk8232 wrote: flawed

    January 12, 2010 - A bit bummed...not too surprised

  • winefool wrote: (88 points)

    December 24, 2006 - Slightly odd pruney aroma that carried through on the palate. Still some fruit and nice enough to drink, but nothing like the modern HSSs.

  • Spencer wrote: (86 points)

    September 3, 2005 - I bought this wine about five years ago from a reliable local retailer, but I have no idea how the wine was stored prior to that. The bottle appeared to be in pristine condition, but it was obvious upon tasting that it had suffered from poor storage at some point. Still enjoyable, especially on the nose, but there was a strong stewed/pruney element to it that detracted. Not much structure or balance.

  • burningstarIV wrote: (88 points)

    August 1, 2005 - Bricking at the edges. Big nose of leather and sweet red fruits, with concentration of fruit in the mouth to match. Went sharply down hill, however, after only an hour. Pruney and hot. Drink up. 50+5+12+15+6=88.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Five Decades of Classic Napa Valley Cabernets at Press, St. Helena (Jun 2013) (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Five Decades of Classic Napa Valley Cabernets at Press, St. Helena (Jun 2013) (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • 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 57 (74%)
  • Consumed 19 (25%)

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