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2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 146
mtolerico Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 4, 2016 - Cherry Secret, cinnamon, cassis, currants ripe raspberry and a good amount of oak. Very good, but not worth the money, strange how Parker had this as a 95 then 100 then 95... Seems odd to me.
dcwino wrote: (95 points)
June 30, 2016 - Domestic Red Wine Dinner - 94 & 95 Harlan, 05 Bionic, Selosse Le Bout du Clos and etc. (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner): Expressive nose displaying creme de cassis, dry cherries, licorice, bitter chocolate, dark spices and earth. Incredible concentration, intense jammy dark fruits, bright acidity, slightly coarse tannins and very long finish with a slightly bitter end. This bottles seems to show even more concentration than the last bottle. This is a monster with strong structure. A hint of bitterness is present.
floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (97 points)
June 4, 2016 - As most reviews show this is still big and hot. Like the 2001-2004 these need lots of air to settle down. I recommend drinking this the second day after a 4-6 hour decant. Full bodied, rich, elegant, sexy. Loads of red fruits, cherry cola, charcoal, and dark chocolate. Its hot upon opening so it will need time.
markswine Likes this wine: (96 points)
May 14, 2016 - Too young and primary, but will be fun in 10 years.
dcwino wrote: (96 points)
April 22, 2016 - RJ's birthday gathering - perfect 09 VCC and 01 Yquem (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner): Expressive Napa cult cab nose displaying cassis, licorice, cedar and dark spices. Excellent concentration, unctuous yet silky palate, cassis driven palate impression and very long finish with cassis and cedar as the end notes. My mind plays trick trying to related to the ripeness of the 03 Bordeaux. Obviously no roasted flavor here. If you like HSS, this will really make you happy.2 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 3
By Linda Murphy
(Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
2/23/2012 (link) 93 points
(Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Opaque black red violet color; deep black fruit, ripe berry, black currant nose; tasty, black currant, berry, black fruit, dark chocolate palate with sweet, plush tannins; medium-plus finish 93+ points
- Vintage 2003
- 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 23 (0%)
- In Cellars 3,400 (73%)
- Consumed 1,235 (27%)
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