Shafer Hillside Select - A Napa Elite Cabernet Sauvignon - Soaring Scores and Low Prices

 

Shafer Hillside Select 

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Today we are pleased to offer an amazing assortment of the highest quality and finest California Cabernets. Shafer's Hillside Select has taken a glorious route to cult status among California's elite. The quintessential Stags Leap Cabernet is Shafer's Hillside Select, whose amphitheater-like setting results in a beautifully bold and intensely flavored masterpiece. Shafer Hillside Select has a proven perfection with consistent high marks and raved reviews from renowned wine critics worldwide.  Shafer Vineyards is family owned and dates back from 1979. John Shafer founded this winery after a long distinguished career in the corporate world. The highest quality grapes comes from the hillsides above the winery and these are not your standard pretty fruit. Rather, they are scraggly and small with lots of stem. Don't judge a book by its cover when it comes to fruit in the wine industry, these visually unappealing grapes produce the highest quality Cabernet ever! One of the characteristics of Stag's Leap Cabernet fruit is the sensual softness of the wine and their use of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a delicious wine for serious wine enthusiasts and major collectors.  
 
The Shafer Hillside Select 2002 was recently enjoyed by the entire RL Liquid Assets team and hands down this wine blew everyone away with its bold taste and soft elegant texture. Shafer Hillside Select never disappoints!
 
We have some of the most competitive prices out there on Shafer Hillside Select right now and everything is ready to ship today! 

 
***The Wine List***
 
Year
Wine
Qty
Format
Price
Rating
1997 Shafer Hillside Select  1 750mL $395.00 RP100(HG)
1997 Shafer Hillside Select (Slightly Scuffed Label) 4 750mL $375.00 RP100(HG)
2000 Shafer Hillside Select (Nicked Label) 1 750mL $185.00 WS95
2001 Shafer Hillside Select  6 750mL $395.00 RP100
2002 Shafer Hillside Select  1 750mL $415.00 RP100
2003 Shafer Hillside Select  7 750mL $275.00 RP95
2004 Shafer Hillside Select  1 750mL $285.00 RP99
2007 Shafer Hillside Select  1 750mL $350.00 RP100
1997 Shafer Hillside Select  1 1.5L $825.00 RP100(HG)
2001 Shafer Hillside Select 2001  2 6-Pk OWC $2,400.00 RP100
2003 Shafer Hillside Select 2003  1 6-Pk OWC $1,800.00 RP95
2007 Shafer Hillside Select  1 6-Pk OWC $2,250.00 RP100

***Special Notes***
 
1997 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select - RP100 (HG)
"The 1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is prodigious stuff. This was a perfect performance by a magnificent wine that is young yet so concentrated and long. It will last for at least two decades."
 - Hedonist's Gazette - Wine Advocate
 
2001 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select - RP100
"The 2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is the first of these back-to-back perfect wines from Shafer that, at age 13, is still a baby, but, wow, what an amazing wine. A fabulous growing season produced a wine with inky/purple black color, stunning crème de cassis notes, with additional hints of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, cedar wood and forest floor. It is full-bodied, sensationally concentrated, with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. This is a great, monumental Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is still an infant, at age 13, going on 14. This has got at least three decades of life left in it, and probably won't hit its peak for another 5-7 years." - Wine Advocate
 
2003 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select - RP95
"The 2003 is a singular style of wine, but by no means wimpy or undernourished. The 2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has a dense, purple color, notes of creosote, graphite, blackberry and cassis fruit, charcoal and scorched earth. It has a full-bodied mouthfeel and excellent purity, while some rather noticeable tannins kick in on the finish. This wine seems to be moving from adolescence to that early mature stage, where I would expect it to hold for at least another 10-15 or more years. Clearly not one of the superstars in what was a rather astonishing qualitative lineup, but it's outrageously good Cabernet Sauvignon, and I expect myself, as well as any of my readers, would drink this 24/7." - Wine Advocate
 
2004 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select - RP99
"This vintage shocked me when I did my retrospective earlier this year, and the 2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select acquitted itself brilliantly in the vertical of Hillside Selects. It was a hot year, a relatively early harvest and there were worries that the heat had stressed the grapes, and there would be a lack of physiological ripeness and nuance. Those worries have not manifested themselves in this great Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky/purple-colored with notes of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, spring flowers, and a touch of toast, the wine is opulent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, just enough acidity to provide freshness, vibrancy and delineation, and a spectacular finish that goes on 40+ seconds. This is a killer, a showy and flamboyant style of Hillside Select that's already drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for another 15-20 years." - Wine Advocate
 
2007 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select - RP100
"One of the perfect wines from Shafer is the 2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. Think it over - in the first decade of the 21st century, Shafer scored three perfect scores and two 99s - that's about as high a praise as I can give any producer in the world. Opaque purple in color, the 2007 has a stunning nose of sweet crème de cassis, black cherries, licorice, and toasty oak, a multilayered, full-throttle personality, and a texture that builds and builds. Great purity, fabulous fruit intensity and a richness without heaviness characterize this massive, prodigious effort from Shafer. It's still very young, despite this vintage, which seems to be maturing precociously. I don't believe this wine will hit its stride for at least another 5-10 years and drink well for at least 2-3 decades." - Wine Advocate
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