Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.499 ratings
9.323 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
Top Notes For
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.7

Amazing 2011

Amazing 2011

Apr 20th, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.3

Harmonious bouquet of dark, brooding fruit and balanced structure, combined with silky smooth tannins and rewarding finish. Always one of the top Napa Cabs.

Harmonious bouquet of dark, brooding fruit and balanced structure, combined with silky smooth tannins and rewarding finish. Always one of the top Napa Cabs.

Jan 1st, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Pro reviews rank it a 9.1 but they have no idea what's going on!!! Lol This is the WOTN.

Pro reviews rank it a 9.1 but they have no idea what's going on!!! Lol This is the WOTN.

May 8th, 2016
Bill Bender

Sweet, ripe and concentrated with expresso and dark currant overtones. A bit angular and lacking the depth and round finish of exemplary examples of HSS...not sure if that is attributable to the vintage or its relative youth. I suspect it's a bit of both. A very nice wine just not in typical HSS kick ass mode.

Sweet, ripe and concentrated with expresso and dark currant overtones. A bit angular and lacking the depth and round finish of exemplary examples of HSS...not sure if that is attributable to the vintage or its relative youth. I suspect it's a bit of both. A very nice wine just not in typical HSS kick ass mode.

Apr 29th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Naples Winter Wine Fest dinner with Krug and Shafer.

Naples Winter Wine Fest dinner with Krug and Shafer.

Jan 30th, 2016
Andres Montoya

Bright, bold, intense, heavy vanillin, ripe.

Bright, bold, intense, heavy vanillin, ripe.

Jan 26th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.1

Still plenty of pleasure to give. One of the best examples of its type.

Still plenty of pleasure to give. One of the best examples of its type.

Dec 4th, 2015
Nick Apone

2011 vintage.

2011 vintage.

Oct 25th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Hiroshima in my mouth. It took a lot of effort not to swear in this post. Just, wow. So happy this was my 500th wine.

Hiroshima in my mouth. It took a lot of effort not to swear in this post. Just, wow. So happy this was my 500th wine.

Oct 19th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

The most defined young hillside I've ever tasted. Tasted at top golf with Doug

The most defined young hillside I've ever tasted. Tasted at top golf with Doug

Oct 5th, 2015