Red

2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2014 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 177

  • Rktekt3 wrote: 98 points

    February 14, 2020 - Happy Valentine’s Day wine.

  • Ralph_ wrote: 96 points

    February 1, 2020 - Imperiale

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Zweder wrote: 99 points

    January 11, 2020 - “Best Bottle” tasting in Fitzgerald, Rotterdam. (By JvT @ Fitzgerald): Beautiful and lush bouquet with a firm dose of sweetness. On the palate some pleasant sweetness and also beautiful sweetness and soft, round tannin. Delicious black berries and sweet spices. Truly great wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 95 points

    December 4, 2019 - The licorice, smoke, espresso, herbs, roasted fruits and vanilla come through loud and clear with little effort. This is all about the power, concentration and depth which completely fills your palate. This is no shy wine, but more time will allow everything to come together,

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • patwjr Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 29, 2019 - From a magnum. Decanted for 1 hour, rebottled for ride, reopened 1 hour later, drank over 2 hours. Smoother than previous youthful bottles. Decanting and air time made the difference. Dark lush fruit, easy integrated tannins. Enjoyable now or hold.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Decanter

  • By William Kelley
    Shafer Hillside Select Vertical, 6/30/2017 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 32 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,389 (70%)
  • Consumed 1,859 (30%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

crab bisque, Fish (halibut, flounder), lobster taco, morel and pork shank sauce., NCEF auction, stir fried lobster rice, t bone steak

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  84 votes

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