Red

1993 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2003 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • Gringo Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 1, 2017 - This wine is quite lovely, though past it's a bit past its prime. It has a beautiful nose and a deep garnet hue. The fruits on the tongue are a subtle blend of quince and tart cherry with a muted mix of mint and earthy undertones. The finish was lingering and supple. Drink up!

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    December 8, 2015 - This was an elegant, well-aged, excellent wine. I sometimes find consuming new world wines on the heels of old world a bit overwhelming with the stylistic differences. Not the case here. We drank after a '98 and an '81 Bordeaux and this showed why aged Napa can compete. A great blend of fruit and leather and spice but not overdone or too in your face. Well enjoyed by all who tried (and surprised a few who couldn't believe Napa could be as elegant).

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Paradigm Media wrote:

    April 10, 2015 - Celebrated our 21st Anniversary with wedding year wines. All showed beautifully and were distinctive. The Opus was full of rich stewed fruit, the Hillside Select was powerful and opulent. The Rausan-Segla was the surprise. It was delicious with rose petal on the nose - almost like a Barolo.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Claretman Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 3, 2014 - still has some time left, drinking well with 30 min decant, classic HS, fruit still fresh, structured, silky on the palate, nothing subtle about this, not the best vintage but worthy of the name

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Paradigm Media wrote: (97 points)

    October 28, 2013 - Very nice nose of violets and dark plum. Bight clean fruit, and silky smooth with a perfect finish. I was nervous opening this bottle - we have had it for 18 years - but it was outstanding. We drank it next to Arietta '01 and La Jota 1998 Cabernet. It was the best of the group.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1993
  • 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 Codes 013528300026, 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 355 (63%)
  • Consumed 212 (37%)

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