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Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2001

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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.”

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Shafer Vineyards:
From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.
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Snooth User: Methuselah48
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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
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5.00 5
06/05/2007

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/30/2010

...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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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



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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.”

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