Red

2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 186

  • vinodonpedro wrote: 96 points

    July 7, 2019 - One of Shafer's best. Long lasting finish, smooth tannins. Packed with berries, saddle leather. Very earthy wine. Needs a solid decent to open up but shows up with panache

  • cnichelson Likes this wine: 98 points

    May 26, 2019 - Decanted four hours in advance, then drank alongside ‘93 Dunn and a ‘14 Futo with cowboy rib eye, carrots and zaatar w labneh and tahini garlic sauce, asparagus and goose fat roast potatoes. The pairing was amazing, the other wines were also excellent, but to me this wine, still only entering adolescence, shone brightest. One of the deepest purple wines I’ve seen, with a nose of cedar and cassis, the wines mouthfeel is rich and creamy and the sweet tannins give the fruit forward juice a backbone that will make it lAst through another three decades. I’d open another one tonight if i could but it would be a mistake.. give it some time and it will be a perfect wine. It’s almost there now, leaving nothing to be desired but maybe a secondary note and a little less heat on the finish.

  • patsheridan wrote: 95 points

    May 17, 2019 - Poured 1/3 of this bottle 6 months ago with the Coravin. Pulled the cork tonight and the wine was as tho it had never been opened. Give this air! Poured 3 hours prior to tasting and it still needed more time. Powerful wine that should not be touched again for a good 5 years, but it's all there and should merit a higher score with time.

  • Agreenblatt wrote: 96 points

    March 31, 2019 - Drank with Ava on the boat. Brings everything that you love from this label plus extra structure and body that is not as typical for the hillside select.

  • jsebiri wrote:

    March 31, 2019 - Deep red wine, opulent, rich, probably should drink up.

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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.

JancisRobinson.com

  • 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)

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

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

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RJonWine.com

  • 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 23 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,343 (66%)
  • Consumed 1,673 (33%)

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With venison chop

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98% Like It  42 votes

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