Red

2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 162

  • rlove wrote: (92 points)

    July 2, 2016 - Inky purple, significant sediment. Sexy nose of cool blue fruit, cedar, and licorice. Boysenberry and spice on the palate, soft tannins, very nice acidity. The cool, blue mountain fruit is appealing but I had hoped for more secondary and tertiary complexity. This bottle may not be the wine's best showing. Still, the 2001 Hillside Select is a gorgeous wine and among the top of Stags Leap. Drink through 2025+.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cgplayer9 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 21, 2016 - Nice bouquet of fresh berries and leather. On the palate, dark berries, leather, buttery oak and baking spices; fairly long finish. Tannins fairly smooth but offering sufficient grip on the back end.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dharrison93 Likes this wine: (99 points)

    May 17, 2016 - Brilliant full throttle Napa Cab. Fully mature dark inky purple in the glass with zero sediment and a gorgeous nose of black cherry, raspberry and creme de cassis. Palate coating like a fine silk sweater and finish which sails on and on.
    If a date, this was a well traveled intellectual stunner who dazzles you with conversation over dinner before bring you home and dazzling you in other ways. A pinnacle of Napa juice.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Topper wrote: (95 points)

    May 3, 2016 - Last time I had this was in 2010 and it's quite improved from then. Tannins have mellowed out (some) and the fruit, while big and blue is more reined in, now matching nicely with the large structure and concentration. Very nice drinking now and will continue to improve.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • budman Likes this wine: (95 points)

    April 30, 2016 - Smooth as silk. No signs of heading downhill any time soon. My last bottle can wait a couple more years.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO, 5/29/2009

    (Shafer Hillside Select) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/25/2006 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Nearly opaque purple red violet color; appealing, youthful, berry, black currant, plum nose; tasty, ripe plum, berry, black currant palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 23 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,189 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,287 (29%)

Food Pairing

With venison chop

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  32 votes

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