Red

2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 226

  • Jerry 3 wrote: (97 points)

    August 14, 2016 - Brilliant Deep Red color, aromatic, red currants and cherries; big finish
    a great wine for sure with lamb

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fokker wrote: (93 points)

    July 24, 2016 - Drank after 78 Lafite and 96 La Mouline last night. Friend opened it after he decided I was still thirsty.
    Decanted for half an hour before serving. Opened up quite nice with your deep Napa Cab nose full of berries, without noticeable oak. Fruity and very mouth filling, however, the complexity was not there. Sweet and long finish in the end.
    Still too young?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WineWright Likes this wine: (97 points)

    May 13, 2016 - Fabulous! This is only getting started. I predict decades ahead for this massive beauty. Take your time!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • levinml wrote: (97 points)

    May 6, 2016 - Drank at Grand Street with Nancy/Jeff and Ann/Johnny. Open, pour and decanted. Dark purple color, amazing nose out of the bottle, and after airing out for about an hour darn close to perfect. Perfect balance, great flavors, long finish. Mad that family wanted to drink so much and leave less for me.

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  • gr8r84u Likes this wine: (99 points)

    March 19, 2016 - Beautiful aromas flowing from the bottle once I managed to magically extract the bottom portion of the crumbling cork. Oh... this is going to be good!

    Wife: "Will I like that?" Me: "I hope not" Poured into decanter... another whiff... mmmmmmm.

    Decanted about an hour. Beautiful floral nose and tons of juicy delicious fruit on the palate. This was everything I hoped it would be... sublime. You could wait, but why?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/17/2009 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Opaque red violet color; rich, ripe berry, almost porty, boysenberry nose; rich, youthful, black fruit, ripe berry, boysenberry, blackberry puree palate with sweet, firm tannins; approachable now but could use 3 years; long finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 71 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,196 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,639 (28%)

Food Pairing

Elk tenderloin

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  45 votes

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