2002 Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

America / California / Napa Valley / Stags Leap District

¥101,000
RP 100
V 96
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2002 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, USA

The Hillside Select Story

Hillside Select is sourced from a collection of 14 small vineyard blocks planted within an eons-old amphitheater-like structure of rock and volcanic soil that surrounds the winery. Thanks to scant soil nutrients and moisture, yields at harvest are meager and the berries are small, about the size of blueberries. This Stags Leap District site’s combination of rugged, arid soil and climate results in lush Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with dark color and intense, classic flavor.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside is a wine produced by Shafer Vineyards, a premium winery located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley in California. The Hillside is a flagship wine of the winery, made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot grapes. These grapes are grown on the steep hillsides of the vineyards, which are composed of volcanic rock and provide excellent drainage for the vines. The resulting wine is rich and complex, with aromas of black cherry, cassis, and vanilla, and flavors of dark fruit, spice, and oak. The Hillside is a highly-rated wine that has received numerous awards and accolades from wine critics and connoisseurs.

RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

In contrast to the more linear, structured, but massive 2001, the 2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is pure fruit-bomb material, but stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure, with notes of melted chocolate, blackcurrant jam, sweet black cherries, licorice, camphor and charcoal. Very full-bodied, like the 2001, but much more lavishly fruited, it is more accessible and hedonistically, as well as intellectually, satisfying. If the 2001 is the long-distance runner, this comes across more like a middle-distancer. It had performed fabulously well since it was released by the winery, and even though it’s still an adolescent in terms of its evolution, this wine is a head-turner in wine tastings, and a spectacular effort from Napa. Drink now or drink in 20-25 years. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue date: December 2014. Drinking window: 2014-2040.
V 96

Vinous

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. Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer, January 2007.

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RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

In contrast to the more linear, structured, but massive 2001, the 2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is pure fruit-bomb material, but stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure, with notes of melted chocolate, blackcurrant jam, sweet black cherries, licorice, camphor and charcoal. Very full-bodied, like the 2001, but much more lavishly fruited, it is more accessible and hedonistically, as well as intellectually, satisfying. If the 2001 is the long-distance runner, this comes across more like a middle-distancer. It had performed fabulously well since it was released by the winery, and even though it’s still an adolescent in terms of its evolution, this wine is a head-turner in wine tastings, and a spectacular effort from Napa. Drink now or drink in 20-25 years. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue date: December 2014. Drinking window: 2014-2040.
V 96

Vinous

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. Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer, January 2007.

2002 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, USA

The Hillside Select Story

Hillside Select is sourced from a collection of 14 small vineyard blocks planted within an eons-old amphitheater-like structure of rock and volcanic soil that surrounds the winery. Thanks to scant soil nutrients and moisture, yields at harvest are meager and the berries are small, about the size of blueberries. This Stags Leap District site’s combination of rugged, arid soil and climate results in lush Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with dark color and intense, classic flavor.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside is a wine produced by Shafer Vineyards, a premium winery located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley in California. The Hillside is a flagship wine of the winery, made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot grapes. These grapes are grown on the steep hillsides of the vineyards, which are composed of volcanic rock and provide excellent drainage for the vines. The resulting wine is rich and complex, with aromas of black cherry, cassis, and vanilla, and flavors of dark fruit, spice, and oak. The Hillside is a highly-rated wine that has received numerous awards and accolades from wine critics and connoisseurs.

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