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1994 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 92768-1994-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Clean, ripe and supple, marked by cherry, currant and anise notes before the earthy, leathery tannins clamp down. Best to cellar into 1998 to '99. 5,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Author: iamawineguy
  • Self | Rating: 86

    Tasted at the Acker BYOB. young brash and not exciting
    Author: Ricknat1
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 60 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 87
    (Out of 26 collectors)