Red

2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2009 - 2029 (Edit)
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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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

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  • konadog wrote: (95 points)

    December 4, 2016 - Big blue fruit on the nose, expansive mouthfeel with creamy tannins. Really in a nice spot now

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  • 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.

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Vinous

  • 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)

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RJonWine.com

  • 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 66 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,205 (69%)
  • Consumed 1,812 (30%)

Food Pairing

Elk tenderloin

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  46 votes

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