Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.589 ratings
9.326 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend.

This was enjoyed next to the ‘94 mag of Insignia. Fun side by side. Loads more fruit here with a sweeter finish. Darker fruit profile of old blackberry and overripe blueberry. Fig, graham cracker and nutmeg with a touch of cedar and herbal notes. Age is just starting to show. Awesome.

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend.

This was enjoyed next to the ‘94 mag of Insignia. Fun side by side. Loads more fruit here with a sweeter finish. Darker fruit profile of old blackberry and overripe blueberry. Fig, graham cracker and nutmeg with a touch of cedar and herbal notes. Age is just starting to show. Awesome.

Feb 25th, 2019
Bill Bender

WOTN by a sound margin. Unbelievably rich and pure, phenomenal intensity and silky smooth. Deep dark blue and black fruits, cedar, blackberry liqueur, pencil lead and sweet chocolate. Really sensational and I wanted more.

WOTN by a sound margin. Unbelievably rich and pure, phenomenal intensity and silky smooth. Deep dark blue and black fruits, cedar, blackberry liqueur, pencil lead and sweet chocolate. Really sensational and I wanted more.

Jul 30th, 2017
George Chen

2001 in Mag...was RP 100 but really have no idea what that means now. Robust fruit lead profile but less pronounced than other RP100 Napa's. Guess good price for the points but I do generally like 2001 vintage.

2001 in Mag...was RP 100 but really have no idea what that means now. Robust fruit lead profile but less pronounced than other RP100 Napa's. Guess good price for the points but I do generally like 2001 vintage.

Apr 10th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Started off amazing. Became porty after about an hour.

Started off amazing. Became porty after about an hour.

Aug 12th, 2015
Adam Fiori

Wine Manager, Vino and Friends

8.8

Got a little hot at some point. Still a very good wine!!

Got a little hot at some point. Still a very good wine!!

Aug 2nd, 2015
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.7

Super sweet fruit, lots of oak, incredibly rich. Big time Napa Cab doing its thing. Gorgeous and hedonistic.

Super sweet fruit, lots of oak, incredibly rich. Big time Napa Cab doing its thing. Gorgeous and hedonistic.

May 23rd, 2015
John Sweeney

Cabernet perfection! 2001 Shafer hillside is still young and at its prime! #napa #stagsleap #cabernetsauvignon

Cabernet perfection! 2001 Shafer hillside is still young and at its prime! #napa #stagsleap #cabernetsauvignon

Apr 17th, 2015
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Soy sauce, Asian spice and FRUIT!! Ya 01 always rocking

Soy sauce, Asian spice and FRUIT!! Ya 01 always rocking

Apr 17th, 2015
Greg Gregory

Typical of 01 Napa Cabs, lush and forward. Not the blockbuster the price commands though. So easy to get mentally caught up in the expectation of greatness.

Typical of 01 Napa Cabs, lush and forward. Not the blockbuster the price commands though. So easy to get mentally caught up in the expectation of greatness.

Mar 30th, 2015
Darin Kendrick

Damn. Best HSS I have had

Damn. Best HSS I have had

Dec 4th, 2014