Red

1993 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2002 - 2018 (Edit)
CT92.5 36 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    December 8, 2015 - This was an elegant, well-aged, excellent wine. I sometimes find consuming new world wines on the heels of old world a bit overwhelming with the stylistic differences. Not the case here. We drank after a '98 and an '81 Bordeaux and this showed why aged Napa can compete. A great blend of fruit and leather and spice but not overdone or too in your face. Well enjoyed by all who tried (and surprised a few who couldn't believe Napa could be as elegant).

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Paradigm Media wrote:

    April 10, 2015 - Celebrated our 21st Anniversary with wedding year wines. All showed beautifully and were distinctive. The Opus was full of rich stewed fruit, the Hillside Select was powerful and opulent. The Rausan-Segla was the surprise. It was delicious with rose petal on the nose - almost like a Barolo.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • 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
  • UPC Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 319 (61%)
  • Consumed 202 (39%)

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