Shafer

About Shafer

In 1978, the first ever vintage of the Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon was released and earned a most encouraging 95 points from Robert M. Parker Jr., who called it “a remarkable example of California Cabernet Sauvignon” that “comes across like a Pauillac-styled red”. Today, Shafer Vineyards is managed by Doug Shafer with Elias Fernandez overseeing the winemaking.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,886.87
2003

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (96)

Solidly in the Hillside Select model, this vigorous young Cab is dramatically ripe and powerful. The flavors of red and black currants, milk chocolate, figs and smoky vanilla erupt in the mouth, making the tastebuds jump with joy. However, there is also the structure, among the greatest in California Cabs. The acidity is fine, but the tannins are stupendously rich, sweet and complex, practically a food group in themselves. Stunning and gorgeous now in its youth, this collectible wine will reward at least through 2015.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 96 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,886.87
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,364.47
2004

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

A perfect score has to be considered in the context of its region. Shafer's 2004 Hillside Select is tremendous as a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that competes with its peers at the highest levels. It's always a fabulous wine, but in warm 2004, Shafer's amphitheater vineyard sheltered the grapes, ripening them to perfection yet protecting the "iron fist in a velvet glove" structure that André Tchelistcheff defined as Stags Leap. This 100% Cabernet is tremendous in cassis, black currant and mocha flavors, and the 100% new French oak provides perfect additions of smoke and caramel. It's soft and gorgeous enough to drink now, and should age well in a cool cellar for the next 20 years.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,364.47
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,648.07
2014

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,648.07
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,752.47
2015

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious scents of crème de cassis, warm black cherries, plum preserves and Indian spices with hints of lilacs, garrigue, stewed tea and cigar box plus a waft of charcuterie. Full-bodied, rich, boldly fruited and wildly decadent, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing with loads of earthy and savory layers.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 3 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,752.47
Shafer Napa Merlot 2012 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £810.94
2012

Shafer Napa Merlot 2012 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 12x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £810.94
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,559.00
2003

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (96)

Solidly in the Hillside Select model, this vigorous young Cab is dramatically ripe and powerful. The flavors of red and black currants, milk chocolate, figs and smoky vanilla erupt in the mouth, making the tastebuds jump with joy. However, there is also the structure, among the greatest in California Cabs. The acidity is fine, but the tannins are stupendously rich, sweet and complex, practically a food group in themselves. Stunning and gorgeous now in its youth, this collectible wine will reward at least through 2015.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 96 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,559.00
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,957.00
2004

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

A perfect score has to be considered in the context of its region. Shafer's 2004 Hillside Select is tremendous as a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that competes with its peers at the highest levels. It's always a fabulous wine, but in warm 2004, Shafer's amphitheater vineyard sheltered the grapes, ripening them to perfection yet protecting the "iron fist in a velvet glove" structure that André Tchelistcheff defined as Stags Leap. This 100% Cabernet is tremendous in cassis, black currant and mocha flavors, and the 100% new French oak provides perfect additions of smoke and caramel. It's soft and gorgeous enough to drink now, and should age well in a cool cellar for the next 20 years.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,957.00
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,360.00
2014

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,360.00
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,447.00
2015

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious scents of crème de cassis, warm black cherries, plum preserves and Indian spices with hints of lilacs, garrigue, stewed tea and cigar box plus a waft of charcuterie. Full-bodied, rich, boldly fruited and wildly decadent, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing with loads of earthy and savory layers.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 3 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,447.00
Shafer Napa Merlot 2012 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £649.00
2012

Shafer Napa Merlot 2012 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 2 Sep 2021

California 12x75cl 4 - In Bond: £649.00

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