Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5101 ratings
9.331 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
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To me Shafer is among the worlds best wineries. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak. Vivid deep purple color, and outstanding aromas of red/black fruits, cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar, floral oak & spice. Tasting this wine was absolutely magnificent, concentrated dark berry fruit flavors, spices, leather and oak, exploding on my palate. Soft velvety subtle tannins provide a nice deep lingering finish. Truly an outstanding Cab, one of the best. If you can find yourself a bottle, do not hesitate. Should last at least 10 more yrs.

To me Shafer is among the worlds best wineries. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak. Vivid deep purple color, and outstanding aromas of red/black fruits, cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar, floral oak & spice. Tasting this wine was absolutely magnificent, concentrated dark berry fruit flavors, spices, leather and oak, exploding on my palate. Soft velvety subtle tannins provide a nice deep lingering finish. Truly an outstanding Cab, one of the best. If you can find yourself a bottle, do not hesitate. Should last at least 10 more yrs.

Mar 18th, 2019
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.5

The star of the night. Outshined '07 and '08 Bacchus, and '07 Insignia. An absolute gem.

The star of the night. Outshined '07 and '08 Bacchus, and '07 Insignia. An absolute gem.

Jun 7th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

'02 Cabs are in a really nice place right now #shafervineyards

'02 Cabs are in a really nice place right now #shafervineyards

Nov 6th, 2016
Max Gottesfeld

Meaty and denser.

Meaty and denser.

Sep 24th, 2016
John Sweeney

One of the greatest Cab's to have ever been released in CA. I still think the '01 is superior... The '02 is phenomenal but it's time I to drink. It's not getting any better. 💯

One of the greatest Cab's to have ever been released in CA. I still think the '01 is superior... The '02 is phenomenal but it's time I to drink. It's not getting any better. 💯

Jan 23rd, 2016
Victor H Jimenez

2002 Vintage

2002 Vintage

Nov 22nd, 2015
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

The best I've ever had.

The best I've ever had.

Dec 22nd, 2014
John Sweeney

Drinking perfectly!

Drinking perfectly!

Nov 6th, 2014
Daniel Orrison

Wine Director Maisonry

9.4

Shit is real.

Shit is real.

Nov 1st, 2014
Cyrus Hazzard

Concierge Wine Sales Total Wine & More

9.8

Delicious- lots of new oak, integrated with bright currants, cherries

Delicious- lots of new oak, integrated with bright currants, cherries

Nov 1st, 2014