Red

2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2009 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 244

  • Frank Schneider wrote: 100 points

    September 8, 2018 - After 5 h of decanting ..... out of this world ! Stellar !!!

  • ledwards wrote: 94 points

    August 26, 2018 - Dark and brooding with a huge tannic backbone that will benefit from additional time to soften. All flavors are dark ones- Balckberry, graphite, stone, tobacco. Worth waiting 5-10 years in my opinion.

  • nywine68 wrote: 95 points

    August 13, 2018 - A massive wine. Gorgeous black cherry fruit with licorice. Really saturated but not heavy. Lots of layers of dense complexity and a long finish.

  • sjdoc Likes this wine: 100 points

    July 28, 2018 - decanted for an hour. this wine lived up to its rating. typical shafer start and finish with dark fruit and smooth even tannins. in my opinion, blew away the other wines of the evening ('97 Harlan, '92 Araujo, '07 Sloan, '12 Kapcsandy)

  • paulst Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 10, 2018 - Robust blackberry; tannic and young.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/17/2009 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Opaque red violet color; rich, ripe berry, almost porty, boysenberry nose; rich, youthful, black fruit, ripe berry, boysenberry, blackberry puree palate with sweet, firm tannins; approachable now but could use 3 years; long finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 69 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,250 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,037 (32%)

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