Advanced search

Marketplace Activity

Community Inventory Summary

Loading Loading....

Users who own this wine

coffeemuse , Brent

Market Pricing

Average Retail:
No Data Available
W.Searcher Avg.: No Data Available
W.Searcher Low: No Data Available
W.Searcher High: No Data Available
Avg Auction:
(of 6 listings - 12 months )
$418.62 Details
Date   Listing Low High Avg
Date Merchant Price  
Avg Marketplace:
(of 15 listings - last 12 months)
$419.95Details
Date Quantity Sale Price  
 
 
 
 
Low US Retail is updated twice a month and excludes outlier listings. Detailed listings are sourced daily from our partner, Global Wine Stocks, and may include outliers. Note that you can use the 'Report a problem' link which appears after clicking on any individual listing to notify our content team and partner of incorrect wine matches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auction prices are based on actual auction results (inclusive of buyerÂ’s premiums) of 750ml bottle sizes only. As auction prices fluctuate from auction to auction and some wines have limited auction activity, the average auction price is updated twice a month and derived from a proprietary algorithm.
 
 
 

2002 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
97
JR ...
IWC ...
Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2026
Bid
3 for sale
Go

IWC ...
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 130
JR ...
Source Jancis Robinson
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Unknown

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Charles M71
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.479%
Tasted On 06/12/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2028

Slightly grassy when opened but, that faded to baked cherries, dark fruits that carried the tannins well. This wine will age well for a long time but, still drinks well now.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author BoxsterVino
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.733%
Tasted On 12/08/2012

Near perfect. Still young...not a hint of aging. Drink now...wait 10 years, it will be outstanding.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 01/01/2011

Drank New Years 2010 along with 5 other 98 + wines and this things was the top dog!!!

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.373%
Tasted On 08/11/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2030
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author GrapesofWrath
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.461%
Tasted On 05/12/2010
5 of 5 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 04/29/2010
4 of 4 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Front Man
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/17/2010

Huge wine but not heavy; nothing out of balance. The finish was endless & at times seemed to pick up strength. The oak was hardly noticeable under all of the fruit. I imagine this could age for many years but I don't know how it could get much better than it is now

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.523%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
Drink Dates (06-36)
0 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author NerD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/27/2009

It was fantastic - a fruit bomb with a ton of years left in it. Decanted and got better and better.

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.372%
Tasted On 01/19/2009
Drink Dates 2007-2025

This has all the makings of a great Cabernet. A bouquet of casis and very dark licorice like flavors on the palate. I last tasted this wine in 2007 and now feel as though it is closing down slightly. Wait two years and try again.

2 of 2 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author MBates 42
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/23/2006

After a tasting of the 1995 Hillside at Shafer, I had to put Hillside on my list of wines to get and this one far exceeded the 95 that I had! I was looking for flaws with it and couldn't really find any. Dark Purple in color the nose is incredible with lots of black fruit. Blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla and chocolate are very noticeable. The alcohol is 14.5% but you couldn't tell from the taste, there is no heat to this wine at all, it's very well balanced. The mouth feel is very smooth with silky tannins. I timed the finish at well over one minute. I wonder if there's enough acidity for long term aging but what the hey, I doubt I will be able to keep my hands off my second bottle for more than a few years...

2 of 2 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 09/01/2004

A huge let down after the 01?s performance from barrel last year. Muddy aromas with some ripe plum and light chocolate peaking through the murk. A low acid wine framed by plenty of oak. Very fine but nowhere near the 2001 (which remains one of the best wines I have ever tasted from barrel).

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
 

Sign in (or register) to create a WinePost on this wine.

 
 
 
 
A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When the Update Twitter checkbox is selected your Tweet will automatically update to Twitter. Your Tweet will take the form 'Tasted [wine name] at [link to VinCellar wine page]'. As much of your tasting note as possible will be appended to the end up to the 140 character Twitter limit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Record your notes on the aroma and flavor of the wine. Mark your note as private or as public and available to the VinCellar community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please enter an abbreviation of up to three characters to identify the source of your review. For example, IWC would be entered as the source to represent a review from Internation Wine Cellar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drink date is averaged using VinCellar members' most recent start and end drink date submissions for this wine.