Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.533 ratings
9.43 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
Charlie Beatty

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10

Awesome 2013 Hillside Cab. Tried at Winebows Awesome Tasting @ Metropolitan Pavilion. Wow! Big rich full bodied with loads of black fruits. Soft tannin structure full bodied. CB 98. Awesome 2013 Hillside Cab. Tried at Winebows Awesome Tasting @ Metropolitan Pavilion. Wow! Big rich full bodied with loads of black fruits. Soft tannin structure full bodied. CB 98.

Awesome 2013 Hillside Cab. Tried at Winebows Awesome Tasting @ Metropolitan Pavilion. Wow! Big rich full bodied with loads of black fruits. Soft tannin structure full bodied. CB 98. Awesome 2013 Hillside Cab. Tried at Winebows Awesome Tasting @ Metropolitan Pavilion. Wow! Big rich full bodied with loads of black fruits. Soft tannin structure full bodied. CB 98.

Sep 20th, 2017
Taylor Rudell

Taylor had this 3 years ago

Taylor had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2018
Peter Collins

Really good right from the cork coming out.

Really good right from the cork coming out.

Jan 1st, 2020
Paul K
9.8

This wine is outstanding! I tasted a bit pop and pour and knew it was special. It started out bright fruit and floral. I left it alone for two hours and then drank through the evening. Outstanding. It is delicate with red and blue fruit, yet dense and complex. Floral, bright fruit, and chocolate? on the nose. I took it outside on a 90 degree humid, MN afternoon and the nose got even more intense. I will do this on purpose again.

This wine is outstanding! I tasted a bit pop and pour and knew it was special. It started out bright fruit and floral. I left it alone for two hours and then drank through the evening. Outstanding. It is delicate with red and blue fruit, yet dense and complex. Floral, bright fruit, and chocolate? on the nose. I took it outside on a 90 degree humid, MN afternoon and the nose got even more intense. I will do this on purpose again.

Jun 30th, 2018
Aaron Hamrock

Decanted for about 1.5 hours. Very dark wine. The nose explodes with blackberries and blueberries. The palate has fruit, tannin, cassis and just the right amount of acid. Lovely wine.

Decanted for about 1.5 hours. Very dark wine. The nose explodes with blackberries and blueberries. The palate has fruit, tannin, cassis and just the right amount of acid. Lovely wine.

Jun 30th, 2018
Mono Head

Delicious, dark. Well blended. One of my favorites of last night. Didn’t have time to take notes. $257

Delicious, dark. Well blended. One of my favorites of last night. Didn’t have time to take notes. $257

Feb 12th, 2018
Jeannine Giordano

New Year's Eve with Scotty and siblings

New Year's Eve with Scotty and siblings

Jan 1st, 2018
Ron Lear

Spectacular fruit forward, smooth saying finish. Makes me wonder how good the 2014 is (that is what was on the menu we ordered)

Spectacular fruit forward, smooth saying finish. Makes me wonder how good the 2014 is (that is what was on the menu we ordered)

Oct 28th, 2017
David Wanek

Need to try this in a line up of other HS. The nose seems to be bigger and more aromatic on this one versus past vintages (from memory). As always super smooth, concentrated and exceedingly well made.

Need to try this in a line up of other HS. The nose seems to be bigger and more aromatic on this one versus past vintages (from memory). As always super smooth, concentrated and exceedingly well made.

Aug 25th, 2017
Joe Lucca

Creme de cassis, thick, ripe, and juicy black fruits, crushed berries. Some notes of barrel toast. A baby. Will be off the charts good in a decade or more.

Creme de cassis, thick, ripe, and juicy black fruits, crushed berries. Some notes of barrel toast. A baby. Will be off the charts good in a decade or more.

Feb 25th, 2017