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2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 233
SMHalps Likes this wine: (97 points)
March 22, 2017 - It was the 2nd Cabernet of the night, following a 2009 Quilceda Creek Cabernet and it was followed by a 1997 Phelps Insignia. Opened, but not decanted for 45 minutes before pouring. Beautiful color, and perfumed nose. It had a big mouthfeel and long long finish. A treat to drink. This may have been an overwhelming fruit bomb in its youth, but at 15 years (from the harvest, not the bottling), it has balanced out really well. I had this with a Mutton chop and it was a great pairing.
floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
February 14, 2017 - I gave this one an over night decant and it fell apart. needs 6-12 hours max. I was disappointed . upfront and mid-palate gave up nothing, finish was all alcohol.
Anonymous wrote: (97 points)
December 10, 2016 - UWS 2016 End of year dinner (@ CdW and KvdK): No formal notes. Popped and poured and a bit too cold. Nevertheless a great pleasure again! What a beautiful and harmonious wine and still in its early maturity stage.
konadog wrote: (95 points)
December 4, 2016 - Big blue fruit on the nose, expansive mouthfeel with creamy tannins. Really in a nice spot now
Vinophiliac559 wrote: (95 points)
November 5, 2016 - A Matter of Taste (Meritage Resort & Spa Napa, CA): 94-95: Was very good, however not where I expected it to be given its 100 pt score and 14 years of age. Maybe my score is dampened a bit by my disappointment as I was expecting a much more profound wine and experience.
Pro Reviews 4
By Stephen Tanzer
Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130 (link)
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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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 66 (1%)
- In Cellars 4,205 (69%)
- Consumed 1,812 (30%)
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