Red

2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • > Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 150

  • Rosengoo Likes this wine: (98 points)

    June 18, 2015 - This wine was opened and poured with minimal decanting. Tonight, this bottle was amazing. Clear and still a very youthful deep purple in colour with a nose of dark cherries and some caramel. Those same notes were in the glass as well and the acidity and tannins have settled down into what is now a subperbly balanced wine that seems to be in a wonderful drinking window right now.

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  • Jonathan T Likes this wine: (98 points)

    June 5, 2015 - I will be upfront and say that I am a Shafer HSS homer and I am biased. It is my deserted island wine ahead of SQN, Krug and any Burg or Bordeaux. When I name a WOTY it's really WOTYNNHSS as in wine-of-the-year-not-named-hillside-select, otherwise it will be boring and the same every year. But, that being said, I try to taste wine without prejudice, and in an attempt to find faults with this HSS, I came up empty. It is not as upfront luxurious as the '02, but it was more 4-dimensional. Not only was every sip layered in flavors, but when popped an poured, each sip was different from the last. One sip was focused on black and blue fruits, the next was all about graphite and scorched earth and leather, followed by a meatiness I love, and later there was dark chocolate, cherry compote and roasted espresso bean. Everything wrapped with subtle oak that was present but not distracting. It's like great sex where the sex is different each time. It's that good. Drank this to celebrate the birthdays of two great friends and that's how it should be.

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  • sjdoc Likes this wine: (100 points)

    April 4, 2015 - drank in a vertical tasting, 99-03. 2003 did not match up. 99 was a surprise hit. 2001 and 2002 were the clear winners with the 01 being slightly better

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  • shaferguy91 wrote: (96 points)

    March 8, 2015 - No decant. Terrific. Wonderful stuff. Drink or hold.

  • Uglypinga Likes this wine:

    February 27, 2015 - Full beefy nose with a hint of motor oil. The palate is.magnificent. With Beef, cinnamon, herbs and Sweet berries. Nice ash to this. Awesome.

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Pro Reviews 6

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

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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  • 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)

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RJonWine.com

  • 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 26 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3059 (72%)
  • Consumed 1176 (28%)

Food Pairing

With venison chop

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  26 votes