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2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 231
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.
davidandrose Likes this wine: (96 points)
September 11, 2016 - 1/3 of bottle previously coravin'd. Uncorked and allowed to breathe for 90 mins. Wine color has barely penetrated the cork.
Purple/black coloring is darker than I'd expect for a 14 YO wine. Pencil lead, leather, char on the nose. Wine holds a firm grip on the side of the stems but glides over the palate without leaving much of a coating, though there are ample dark fruit flavors that - again- I'd expect to find in a younger wine. In a solid place today, capable of cellaring for many years to come. Tossing off a bit of fine sediment before the wine level dropped to the punt. Clearly a new world wine. 96
A remaining 1/3 of a 2001 HSS previously CV'd was opened as well. Cork has been motioned 30+% up, but is still fine. Though it poured a bit lighter in color than the '02, this was stellar right out the of the bottle, with opulent rich, dark fruit flavors, notably black cherry. After 2 hours there was considerable spice box and vanilla; fruits show a greater degree of maturity and less intensity than in the '02. Old world pedigree. 97
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
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 60 (1%)
- In Cellars 4,193 (70%)
- Consumed 1,777 (29%)
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