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1993 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- > California
- > Napa Valley
- > Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 32
Claretman Likes this wine: (93 points)
June 3, 2014 - still has some time left, drinking well with 30 min decant, classic HS, fruit still fresh, structured, silky on the palate, nothing subtle about this, not the best vintage but worthy of the name
Paradigm Media wrote: (97 points)
October 28, 2013 - Very nice nose of violets and dark plum. Bight clean fruit, and silky smooth with a perfect finish. I was nervous opening this bottle - we have had it for 18 years - but it was outstanding. We drank it next to Arietta '01 and La Jota 1998 Cabernet. It was the best of the group.
unionst Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 11, 2013 - Dark cherry color. Showing some brown on the edges. Ripe dark cherries, plums and cassis dominate the nose with licorice, vanilla and, what I have always felt to be characteristic of Hillside Select, root beer (emphasis on the root). At the twenty-year mark the fruit has quieted and now allows for a nice medley with earth, tree bark and brown sugar. Age has treated this wine well - elegant where it once was racy.
Wine_lvr wrote: (89 points)
July 1, 2013 - Shafer Hillside Select Vertical Tasting (Switzerland): Mature brick color. Malty nose with hints of green vegetables (peppers). It shows chocolate and is quite elegant but all in all too short for a Hillside. Good wine considering the difficult vintage. Drink now - 2015
thomaskeil wrote: (92 points)
January 28, 2013 - Decanted 2 hours (tons of thick sediment and was a bit closed on opening). Reddish violet. Dark fruits on nose with tobacco, earth, spice. Silky palate with soft tannins, good acidity and a touch of heat. Not heavy or cloying in the least. Good persistence. Complex flavors and a little exciting texturally. Terrific with rib eyes. Must be near peak (probably past), but will hold just fine.
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- Vintage 1993
- 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 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 315 (66%)
- Consumed 157 (33%)