1995 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml

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1995 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

Deep ruby. Aromatic, nuanced, higher-pitched aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and licorice. Youthful black fruit flavors given shape and delineation by lively acids. Firm, fresh and very long. At once big and subtle. In comparison with the '96, this wine substantial, dusty tannins reach more of the mouth. Not as extravagantly dense and ripe as the '94, but compelling cabernet nevertheless, and likely to be long-lived.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Very, very deep crimson. Very, very sweet nose. Seems rounder than the 1994. Very explosive. Youthful. Great balance. Vital. Reminds me of young Lafite. Very, very energetic.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 99

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select possesses lots of fatness in the mid-palate. There is plenty of tannin in this full-bodied, rich effort. It is remarkable how the finest California Cabernets combine extraordinary power and richness with balance and elegance. A stupendous wine, it is worth a special effort to obtain.

Drink Dates: 2003-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 126

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Drink Dates: 2002-2020
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Score: 93
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 11/24/2012

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Score: 95
Author: juglum
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/17/2010
Gorgeous
Score: 95
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/18/2009
Score: 97
Author: Will M.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/16/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2025
Score: 94
Author: minfolio
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 09/23/2009

About This Producer


John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards while the term "organic" still elicited sideways looks. "My soils were getting tired," Doug says. "They had been farmed since 1922." He installed solar panels in 2004, and now enjoys watching his batteries send power back to the grid. Elias was hired by Shafer in 1984 and named winemaker in 1994. Shafer Hillside Select is a benchmark wine of the Stag's Leap District, with a string of awards too long to list. Aged a full four years prior to release, it is, in the words of Robert Parker, "One of the world's, as well as Napa's, most profound Cabernet Sauvignons."

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