2002 Shafer Cabernet Hillside Select (750ml)

2002 Shafer Cabernet Hillside Select (750ml)

  • 100
  • WA
  • 98-100
  • WA

Additional Information

Vintage 2002
Winery Shafer
Varietal Cabernet
Designation Hillside Select
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region No
Subregion Napa Valley

Availability: 14 items In stock

Price: $700.00

Special Price: $675.00

SKU: #2002shaferhills

Price: $700.00

Special Price: $675.00

Reviews

    • WA
    • 100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Shafers flagship wine is the 2,000 case cuvee of Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak prior to bottling, it is one of the worlds greatest Cabernet Sauvignons. The perfect, incredibly flamboyant and aromatic 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the most profound California Cabernets I have ever tasted. Boasting an inky/purple color as well as an extraordinary perfume of projected aromas of smoke, black currants, flowers, licorice, and subtle oak, it possesses phenomenal intensity, a multilayered mid-palate, and a finish that lasts for over a minute. This is as profound as Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon can be, combining extraordinary power, texture, richness, and depth with remarkable complexity, elegance, and seamlessness. Drink this spectacular offering now and over the next 25+ years. Shafer Vineyards, one of the most impeccably run wineries in the world, is a wonderful family operation that deserves all the success they have earned.
    • WA
    • 98-100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is impressive. More muscular and flamboyant than the structured and restrained 2001, it boasts an explosive nose of creme de cassis intermixed with smoke, licorice, camphor, and vanilla. This full-bodied, extravagantly rich, opulent, dense, chewy 2002 possesses low acidity, tremendous concentration, and a fabulous finish. More sumptuous, lush, and voluptuous than the 2001, it will be showy young, but should age for 20-25 or more years.

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