Red

2013 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2020 - 2048 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Vinofitz wrote: 94 points

    February 23, 2020 - Still early for this bottle but still showing well. Decanted for 90 minutes. Tons of fruit and the tannins are softening nicely. Some darker fruit and tobacco emerging. Still so much headroom.

  • The Wine Geek wrote: 88 points

    January 22, 2020 - Wanted to try Shafer Hillside for 25 years. Finally bought 2 bottles of the 2013. Opened the bottle and poured a little in the glass, kind of o k, tasted tannins and acid and a little fruit. Poured rest into a ships decanter and waited a couple of hours to aerate. 2 hours later fruit had disappeared all that was acidity and tannins. Very disappointing.

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  • Jmac56 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 7, 2019 - Initially wonderful nose, big earthy leathery wine coating your mouth. Quickly thinning our and becoming acidic after 30 minutes. Don’t let it sit- drink soon.

  • Belair-Monange2015 wrote: 97 points

    August 22, 2019 - Pure fruit, intensity, but for the vintage it is very fresh and the tannins are so ripe and soft. Great lenght, great wine! Long life ahead.

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  • Ugglan wrote: 94 points

    July 28, 2019 - Way too young but still a remarkable specimen. Pumped full of fruit and life.

    Blueberry, liquorice, dark fruits mixed fighting for space inside a well structured body. Marvelously long and vibrant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • 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 73 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,818 (89%)
  • Consumed 516 (10%)

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