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2002 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml
2002 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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Professional Reviews

IWC
96

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 130

($190) Saturated full ruby color.Brooding aromas of cassis, black raspberry, smoke, chocolate, graphite and minerals. Thoroughly ripe, rich and tactile, but with captivating lift to its flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, cassis and flowers.Highly impressive mounting finish saturates the palate with flavor. Already shows great sweetness, but the wine's tight core of fruit suggests it will develop slowly and gracefully in bottle. Boasts a combination of lushness and energy that's rare for California cabernet.

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WA
100

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 201

One of the world's greatest wines year in and year out is Shafer's Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. The 2002 was a candidate for perfection the first time I tasted it. The estate keeps this cuvee 32 months in 100% new French oak, so I had a number of chances to see it from barrel. Moreover, I purchased the wine for my own cellar and have had it at least a half dozen times since bottling, and it just gets more profound with each sip. This wine is beyond belief for how it balances its extraordinary richness, purity of personality, and the elegance and finesse of the Stags Leap District with massive cassis fruit, spring flowers, toasty oak and earth. The wine is fabulously concentrated, multidimensional and built like a skyscraper, yet nothing is out of place. The wood, alcohol, acidity and tannin are all in perfect balance. This offering is a tribute to the greatness of Napa Valley, which was recognized by men and women hundreds of years ago, and to the modern day genius of the Shafer family. This 2002 has 50 years of life ahead of it - but why wait!

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WS
97

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Very young, rich and extracted, this boasts a dense, powerful presence and tannic core flavors of blackberry, black licorice, cedar, mocha, roasted coffee, loamy earth, vanilla and dried herb. A tour de force of flavor, ending with ripe, muscular tannins.

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Community Reviews

100

marv Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 06/25/2014

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95

Charles M71 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/12/2014 Drink Dates: 2014-2028

Slightly grassy when opened but, that faded to baked cherries, dark fruits that carried the tannins well. This wine will age well for a long time but, still drinks well now.

98

BoxsterVino Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 12/08/2012

Near perfect. Still young...not a hint of aging. Drink now...wait 10 years, it will be outstanding.

100

Lellman2 Trust Rating: 90 Tasted On: 01/01/2011

Drank New Years 2010 along with 5 other 98 + wines and this things was the top dog!!!

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Tallydoc Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 08/11/2010 Drink Dates: 2005-2030

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