Shafer Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.256 ratings
9.020 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Green olives. Chocolate.

Green olives. Chocolate.

Dec 3rd, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Nice wine. Alc. 13.2! Wonderful bottle development.

Nice wine. Alc. 13.2! Wonderful bottle development.

Jan 2nd, 2021
Shawn R

When is the last time you had a bad Shafer? Thank you for sharing this bottle with the crew @Eric LaMasters. Dark maroon to the core. Slight bricked edges. Plum, black cherry and sage run the entire spectrum. With time in the glass this wine showed better and better. Wonderful.

When is the last time you had a bad Shafer? Thank you for sharing this bottle with the crew @Eric LaMasters. Dark maroon to the core. Slight bricked edges. Plum, black cherry and sage run the entire spectrum. With time in the glass this wine showed better and better. Wonderful.

May 22nd, 2019
Bill Bender

Another good showing from the mid-90’s from @Eric LaMasters more bold, tannic and chewy than the Insignia or Mondavi. Fruit is muddled a bit and more blue/black than red. Again a very very good wine and showing exceptionally at almost 25. Lacks a little finesse.

Another good showing from the mid-90’s from @Eric LaMasters more bold, tannic and chewy than the Insignia or Mondavi. Fruit is muddled a bit and more blue/black than red. Again a very very good wine and showing exceptionally at almost 25. Lacks a little finesse.

May 19th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Perfect time to drink this!

Perfect time to drink this!

Mar 26th, 2018
Karen Peterson

Amazing!

Amazing!

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2013
Lynn La Chapelle

Earthy, dark cherry, exquisitely balanced with a lingering fruit finish -a perfect accompaniment to our Christmas tenderloin

Earthy, dark cherry, exquisitely balanced with a lingering fruit finish -a perfect accompaniment to our Christmas tenderloin

Dec 26th, 2016
Scotti Stark

Hospitality Charnu Winery

9.2

At it's peak and delicious. Tea, prunes, tobacco, black licorice, dried violets and light soy. Silky soft. A real treat!

At it's peak and delicious. Tea, prunes, tobacco, black licorice, dried violets and light soy. Silky soft. A real treat!

Dec 8th, 2014
Bill Bender

Shared with Jonny Ta. Disappointing vs expectations. Has lost vibrancy and fruit. Tannic structure there but didn't perform near as well as many older SHS bottles for me

Shared with Jonny Ta. Disappointing vs expectations. Has lost vibrancy and fruit. Tannic structure there but didn't perform near as well as many older SHS bottles for me

Jun 10th, 2014
Yianni Stone

1985 Hillside, 13% ABV, beautiful, mature, full bodied claret.

1985 Hillside, 13% ABV, beautiful, mature, full bodied claret.

Apr 27th, 2020