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2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon 25th Sunspot Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 78234-2001

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$565.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A rich and seductive style, with smooth, buttery, toasty oak paving the way for a ripe, plush, generous serving of chocolate-covered currant and cherry fruit. Elegant and stylish, it glides along on the finish before the ripe, fleshy tannins become evident. Only available in magnums and only to members of the Hillside Select list. 300 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Nose still closed. Black fruit and currant on the palate. This wine is still young but with 2 hours of air it shows nicely.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2020
    Author: Conrad K
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 261 bottles owned
  • 136 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 136 collectors)