1998 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
83 Ratings
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83 Ratings
1998 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District

Winemaker's Notes

We wish we had more of this one in our cellar. It’s lovely. Deep color at the core of the glass with soft tannins and luscious fruit typical of our hillside vineyards with a compelling blend of currants, vanilla and mineral in the mouth and a long finish.

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We wish we had more of this one in our cellar. It’s lovely. Deep color at the core of the glass with soft tannins and luscious fruit typical of our hillside vineyards with a compelling blend of currants, vanilla and mineral in the mouth and a long finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1997 Vintage) A bit of dusty spice tags this one as just a wee bit different in the nose, but the wine's deep, curranty fruit, accents of milk chocolate and close-to-plush feel are very much the stuff of its winemaker and provenance. While never abrasive, this year's version comes with an extra measure of fine-grained structural tannins, and the wine will benefit from be buried in the back of the cellar for at least another five years. Originally reviewed at **.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage)