Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2001

Avg Price: £304.00
4.56 5 0.5
Add
9 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

Hillside Select is made of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit sourced from rugged hillside vineyard blocks on our S...

Read more...
  • WE: 98

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    98

    Close
  • RP: 100

    Robert Parker Score

    100

    Close
  • WS: 95

    Wine Spectator Score

    95

    Close
  • W&S: 94

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    94

    Close
  • WA: 90

    Wine Advocate Score

    (96-100)

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Wijnhandel Saint Vincent les Vins
AB Bruinisse, NL (4,300 mi)
EUR 135.00
USD $
750ml
Buy Now
Fine & Rare Wines
London, UK (4,000 mi)
GBP 304.00
USD $
750ml
Buy Now

I had the pleasure of drinking this wine with John Shafer at a wine dinner last year at the Four Seasons restaurant. This wine is silk on the pala... Read more

Exceptional. Blows you away with its nose and is a truly outstanding wine. Read more

Now come the Napa Valley blockbusters from the vaunted 2001 vintage. The big boys are breaking out their big wines after cellaring them all these m... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Add your review
Snooth User: Methuselah48
329630
5.00 5
10/23/2007

I had the pleasure of drinking this wine with John Shafer at a wine dinner last year at the Four Seasons restaurant. This wine is silk on the palate - unbelievable. Tannin structure is strong but not overpowering. Complex tastes of chocolate, dark fruit but oh, that silkiness just keeps you coming back.


Snooth User: bradyr
2789923
5.00 5
06/05/2007

Exceptional. Blows you away with its nose and is a truly outstanding wine.


External Reviews for Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

External Review
10/16/2008

Now come the Napa Valley blockbusters from the vaunted 2001 vintage. The big boys are breaking out their big wines after cellaring them all these months and here comes one of them. Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, from its famous estate Hillside Vineyard is one of the stars – as you’d expect – of the vintage. As with many of the wines in the post-phylloxera era, this wine is made to drink now what with its soft, toasty, chocolate-y aromas. But if one is fortunate enough to have more than one bottle, it will evolve and improve over the next 15 years because there’s a backbone here of silken tannins and tar that portends longevity. This 100 percent Cabernet was aged 32 months in new French barrels. The listed alcohol is 14.9 percent and there were but 2,500 cases produced. The price is a whopping $175, but some might think it’s worth every penny because this is playing with the Big Boys.


External Review
07/25/2012

Saturated ruby. Brooding, pure aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, tobacco, smoke and licorice. Conveys a powerful impression of solidity, and yet the very primary flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, graphite, tar and minerals are also quite fre... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml


External Review
10/01/2010

...Reticent but pure nose dominated by brisk black fruits. Very dense and chewy, with sharply delineated flavors of cassis, black cherry and menthol, and the dark chocolate element shown by many past vintages of this bottling... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml


Ratings & Tags for Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

rated this wine
3.50 5
11/20/2008

rated this wine
4.50 5
11/22/2008

rated this wine
4.00 5
02/05/2008

rated this wine
5.00 5
07/24/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Hillside Select is made of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit sourced from rugged hillside vineyard blocks on our Stags Leap District Estate. Truly a “wine of a place,” this Cabernet exemplifies the extraordinary richness and suppleness consistently produced in our little valley within a valley. From the legendary 2001 vintage this Hillside Select offers aromatic and huge black berry and vanilla, loaded with black currant and cassis; round, rich, layered dark fruit flavors, with a balanced seasoning of minerals, tobacco, and herbs; a core of sweetness emerges from our small-berried hillside fruit with a long, mouth-filling finish of dark chocolate, vanilla and spice all surrounded by the classic silky tannins of the Stags Leap District.”

Hillside Select is made of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit sourced from rugged hillside vineyard blocks on our Stags Leap District Estate. Truly a “wine of a place,” this Cabernet exemplifies the extraordinary richness and suppleness consistently produced in our little valley within a valley. From the legendary 2001 vintage this Hillside Select offers aromatic and huge black berry and vanilla, loaded with black currant and cassis; round, rich, layered dark fruit flavors, with a balanced seasoning of minerals, tobacco, and herbs; a core of sweetness emerges from our small-berried hillside fruit with a long, mouth-filling finish of dark chocolate, vanilla and spice all surrounded by the classic silky tannins of the Stags Leap District.”

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists








Snooth Media Network