We recently acquired an incredible new Shafer Hillside Select Selection from a long-time client. The wines were bought on release, stored impeccably and are ready to find a new home.
The most sought-after wine from Shafer is Hillside Select! It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from 14 small vineyard blocks in the Stags Leap District.
These grapes are small, deeply colored, and powerful with concentrated flavors enhanced by exceptional winemaking. Hillside Select expresses the voluptuous fruit, rich flavors, and velvety texture that characterize Stags Leap.
"One of the world's great wines and profound expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon……. year in year out, has been one of the most singular and profound examples of Cabernet Sauvignon in the world.” Robert Parker
There are very few wineries in California where you can say that the original wine owners and winemaking staff are totally intact and have been, in this case, since 1978.
Our pick in the lineup is the 2000 and 2015 6pk OWC cases! These both have the best prices in the US!
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2001 Shafer Hillside Select
"The 2001 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is the first of these back-to-back perfect wines from Shafer that, at age 13, is still a baby, but, wow, what an amazing wine. A fabulous growing season produced a wine with inky/purple black color, stunning crème de cassis notes, with additional hints of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, cedar wood and forest floor. It is full-bodied, sensationally concentrated, with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. This is a great, monumental Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is still an infant, at age 13, going on 14. This has got at least three decades of life left in it, and probably won’t hit its peak for another 5-7 years.
Robert Parker, 100
2015 Shafer Hillside Select
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious scents of crème de cassis, warm black cherries, plum preserves and Indian spices with hints of lilacs, garrigue, stewed tea and cigar box plus a waft of charcuterie. Full-bodied, rich, boldly fruited and wildly decadent, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing with loads of earthy and savory layers.
Robert Parker, 98+