1996 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 1996 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
...Dusty aromas of black cherry currant licorice and menthol. Sweet lush and velvety; fat and full. A generous fruit-driven impressively long wine with enticing currant and black plum flavors. Very ripe tannins coat the... ...Dusty aromas of black cherry currant licorice and menthol. Sweet lush and velvety; fat and full. A generous fruit-driven impressively long wine with enticing currant and black plum flavors. Very ripe tannins coat the palate...
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
A drought year produced the 1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select, which is slightly more compact than great vintages, but nevertheless impressive. It offers further evidence that even in more challenging years... A drought year produced the 1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select, which is slightly more compact than great vintages, but nevertheless impressive. It offers further evidence that even in more challenging years, the Hillside Select is a special wine. Dense plum/purple with notes of cedarwood, charcoal, underbrush and forest, the wine has plenty of cassis, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, ripe tannin, but a slightly less impressive finish than the 1995 or 1994. This wine seems to be in its plateau of full maturity, where it should hold for at least another 10-12 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Starts out smooth showing rich earthy currant hazelnut and nutmeg scents with a hint of mocha and dense chewy tannins. Still very youthful firm and extracted. The first two bottles were corked.--1996 California Cabernet... Starts out smooth showing rich earthy currant hazelnut and nutmeg scents with a hint of mocha and dense chewy tannins. Still very youthful firm and extracted. The first two bottles were corked.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2012. -JL