Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.419 ratings
9.44 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
Tracy Hall

This was pop and pour and drank over three days. Amazing!! Everything in balance, great structure and nothing sticks out or doesn’t belong. Absolutely loved this!

This was pop and pour and drank over three days. Amazing!! Everything in balance, great structure and nothing sticks out or doesn’t belong. Absolutely loved this!

May 6th, 2020
Ryan Mullins

I wouldn’t touch this for a decade if I owned it but with a decent it was showing well now

I wouldn’t touch this for a decade if I owned it but with a decent it was showing well now

May 1st, 2019
Jeff Loo

This 2014 has shut down completely. Very little being offered up but with some vigorous swirling, faint hints of purple and black fruit emerge followed by dark chocolate and flowers. Full bodied and robust, this will need a decade in the cellar of a long decant.

This 2014 has shut down completely. Very little being offered up but with some vigorous swirling, faint hints of purple and black fruit emerge followed by dark chocolate and flowers. Full bodied and robust, this will need a decade in the cellar of a long decant.

Jun 14th, 2018
Joe Flo

Very young needs more time

Very young needs more time

Jan 29th, 2020
Mick Farrell

Viva Napa!

Viva Napa!

Jan 15th, 2020
Aaron Hamrock

Decanted for 3 hours. Loads of blue and black fruit. The acid and tannins are in harmony. Great pairing with braised short ribs and truffle risotto.

Decanted for 3 hours. Loads of blue and black fruit. The acid and tannins are in harmony. Great pairing with braised short ribs and truffle risotto.

Nov 24th, 2019
Paul K
9.4

@Ryan Mullins and @Jeff Loo are spot on. This needs 10 years. I double aerated back into bottle for 12 hour corked decant and after two hours open in glass this is still closed. You can still taste the potential though. There is a density and purity of fruit behind it that I’m excited to open up one day. Was still a great experience. 94 for now. Will hold remaining bottles for at least 5 years. Please yell at me if u see another post of this wine before then.

@Ryan Mullins and @Jeff Loo are spot on. This needs 10 years. I double aerated back into bottle for 12 hour corked decant and after two hours open in glass this is still closed. You can still taste the potential though. There is a density and purity of fruit behind it that I’m excited to open up one day. Was still a great experience. 94 for now. Will hold remaining bottles for at least 5 years. Please yell at me if u see another post of this wine before then.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Will Rogers

Prime 47 doctor dinner at Combine

Prime 47 doctor dinner at Combine

Mar 2nd, 2019
Paul K
9.6

We are loving this!

We are loving this!

Jan 26th, 2019
Chris Klebba

Incredible

Incredible

Jan 22nd, 2019