1995 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • ST 90

Reviews for 1995 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
Interestingly, the first thing that came to my mind in smelling the 1995 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select was a relatively young vintage of Château Latour. Another fabulous effort, with notes of blackcurrants... Interestingly, the first thing that came to my mind in smelling the 1995 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select was a relatively young vintage of Château Latour. Another fabulous effort, with notes of blackcurrants, graphite, a touch of vanilla, sweet tannin and a full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel, this vintage offers stunning aromatics of black fruits, earth, charcoal and lead pencil shavings. In addition, there is an intense, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a youthful vibrancy and vigor that are sensational. This is an amazingly young wine that’s coming up on 20 years of age and another great example of just how these best terroirs of Napa can produce incredibly long-lived Cabernet Sauvignons. It should last at least another two decades as well. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2016
90+ Bright, saturated ruby; looks like a current release. Brooding, medicinal aromas of blue fruits and cassis complicated by leather and peppery herbs. Big and rich, but with a slightly intrusive oak note of creosote... 90+ Bright, saturated ruby; looks like a current release. Brooding, medicinal aromas of blue fruits and cassis complicated by leather and peppery herbs. Big and rich, but with a slightly intrusive oak note of creosote. Finishes with big, slightly drying but fine-grained tannins. I find this a bit green-edged but it's still evolving. My bottle of the same wine at my vertical tasting at Shafer (to be published in the next few weeks) was much better.