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2000 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District - Red

USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
95
IWC 90
WA 93
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2003-2011 WA: 2005-2020 WS: 2004-2014
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120

($150) Ruby-red. Deep, slightly medicinal aromas of black cherry, mocha and menthol. Smooth and round on the palate, with noteworthy sweetness and texture for the vintage. Coolish flavors of black cherry, currant and tobacco. This can't match the best recent vintages of this bottling for depth and flavor authority, but it neatly avoids the green cast and drying tannins of so many 2000 Napa Valley cabernets.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 157
Drink Dates 2005-2020

The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select was performing even better this year than it was last year. While not as weighty and ageworthy as some of the more hallowed vintages, it is a seriously endowed wine. Deep ruby/purple to the rim, with a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, spice, and cedar, it is more forward than most vintages, but full-bodied, concentrated, and beautifully seductive. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2004-2014

A mouthful, this wine gushes with pure, ripe Cabernet fruit. Tiers of currant, anise, blackberry, cherry and wild berry flavors are supported by pretty mocha-scented oak and plush, velvety tannins that firm up on the finish, giving it a solid backbone, yet the persistent flavors keep pushing through. 2,500 cases made.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.471%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Mature

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Author Charles M71
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.521%
Tasted On 06/12/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2030

Dark berries, cassis, and musty on the nose. Full bodied with a lingering finish. tis well balanced wine will age for decades.

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Author sbind
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.928%
Tasted On 10/27/2012
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Author Edward O88
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.003%
Tasted On 10/16/2012
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Author BigRich
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 01/08/2012

Crimson in color. Low rim variation. Slow legs. Blackberry. Blackberry. Full bodied. Polished texture. Long finish.

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Author Stewart
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.909%
Tasted On 06/15/2011
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Author JNEWK
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Tasted On 09/19/2010
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Author Ed K994
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 05/23/2010
Drink Dates 2004-2015
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Author BobT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.506%
Tasted On 02/20/2010

Straight out of the bottle I knew I had something special. Big fruity nose, mild tanins, a 30 second linger on the palate made this very smooth. Paired well with a poached beef tenderloin. One of the best wines I've ever tasted!

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Author JMC22
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 05/15/2009
Drink Dates 2005-2013

I've been drinking these backwards - first 02, then 01, and now the 00. The 2001 is definitely my favorite of the three, but this wine is the most approachable right now. Very deep and dark, almost a vortex in the glass. A bouquet of bombastic, dark stewed and fresh fruits, lots of dill, and some cigar box. The palate is struck with taffeta tannins, more than a hint of alcohol, and still prevalent fruit. 1.5 minute finish that is characteristic of the HSS. Good wine.

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.379%
Tasted On 09/20/2008
Drink Dates 2001-2007

The wine is loosing it's fruit. There is still wood and cassis on the palate. It was much better three years ago when I last tasted. Drink now.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 05/01/2005
Drink Dates 2005-2009

Deeply colored with a big nose of warm chocolate brownies and dark fruits. Very rich in the mouth with powerful but amorphous fruit. Tannins are light and well integrated. Quite forward and pretty ? as the best Napa 2000s are, this 2000 makes for rewarding drinking right now. The Hillside Select is aged for three years in French oak (Alliers and Troncais) before bottling, but the extensive oak aging never seems to be a problem due to the wine?s formidable concentration.

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