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Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
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(2002 Vintage) This Hillside Select is archetypal Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon from a justly celebrated Napa Valley vintage. The movement from nose to mouth to supple tannin to lengthy finish is harmonious, offering a round, expansive, silky liquid feast of black cherry, rich plum, black fruit, cassis, and dark chocolate shot through with toasty vanilla, blueberry, and cedar.

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03.