Shafer

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.316 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

The 1995 Shafer Hillside Select is still youthful, and would benefit from further another 10-20 years of cellaring. Saturating aromas of burnt brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, graphite and dark chocolate round out the nose. In the mouth, its big and brawny, endowed with firm, ripe tannins, and vibrant acidity—that narrowly prevents a total plunge into velvety darkness. The intensity and concentration of fruit is over the top. A powerhouse from start to finish. 14.1% ABV

The 1995 Shafer Hillside Select is still youthful, and would benefit from further another 10-20 years of cellaring. Saturating aromas of burnt brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, graphite and dark chocolate round out the nose. In the mouth, its big and brawny, endowed with firm, ripe tannins, and vibrant acidity—that narrowly prevents a total plunge into velvety darkness. The intensity and concentration of fruit is over the top. A powerhouse from start to finish. 14.1% ABV

Feb 22nd, 2015
Conrad Green

Gorgeous. Balanced. A touch of sour, great fruit. Very good and poised

Gorgeous. Balanced. A touch of sour, great fruit. Very good and poised

Mar 16th, 2017
John Van Trijp

Corcked 🙄

Corcked 🙄

Sep 24th, 2016
Richard Steinberg

95. Smooth as silk. Bourne fruit tastes like a new vintage. This is a marathon wine. Bravo. Tied for the other Hillside as WOTN.

95. Smooth as silk. Bourne fruit tastes like a new vintage. This is a marathon wine. Bravo. Tied for the other Hillside as WOTN.

May 3rd, 2015
D Rebello

Still great

Still great

Dec 26th, 2014
Brandon Barber


Aug 7th, 2014
Thijs Hendriks

Corked

Sep 24th, 2016
John Bradford

John had this 4 years ago

John had this 4 years ago

Feb 26th, 2015
Carey Skinner

Owner Skinner Vineyards

8.6

Carey had this 5 years ago

Carey had this 5 years ago

Dec 25th, 2013
Lars Fischer

Lars had this a month ago

Lars had this a month ago

Jan 5th, 2019