Red

2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 179

  • Grubert wrote: 96 points

    July 12, 2018 - Good but I had expected more.

  • afvf Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 26, 2018 - One bottle corked the second one was very good, but it is missing the great. That is why a ‘parker’ 97 is the max I would give it.

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  • Winedad53 wrote: 92 points

    December 24, 2017 - A longtime favorite, this wine may have closed down a bit and was slightly disappointing. Still massive in structure, it lacked the complexity and depth of fruit I expected, and surprisingly was less impressive than the same-vintage Chateau Montelena we drank alongside. This is a long ager for sure, and deserves more time to reveal its full depth and pedigree. Will open another one in 2020.

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  • shaferguy91 wrote: 97 points

    November 6, 2017 - Absolutely awesome.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 98 points

    August 3, 2017 - Perhaps the most elegant, sledge hammer I have ever encountered. There is all the power, purity, tannin and length you could ask for. The layers of black, blue and red fruits just kept on coming, again and again. Seamless, and without any hard edges, the tannins were soft and polished. This is a mouth-coating wine indeed. In magnum, this tasted like it was at least 10 years younger. This is no shy, wallflower of a wine. There is an intensity of flavor that just does not want to quit. Could this be a 50 year wine in the making?

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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.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO, 5/29/2009

    (Shafer Hillside Select) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/25/2006 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Nearly opaque purple red violet color; appealing, youthful, berry, black currant, plum nose; tasty, ripe plum, berry, black currant palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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 33 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,283 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,555 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

With venison chop

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  42 votes

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