1997 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • WS 97
  • WA 96
  • WE 96

Reviews for 1997 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2000
Dense rich and concentrated packed with black cherry blackberry and currant flavors picking up a pencil lead mocha and anise edge before the tannins weigh in. A massive wine...
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
The 1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a relatively evolved style for Hillside Select and seemingly more advanced than the older vintages, such as 1995 and 1994. Nevertheless, there is plenty to excite... The 1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a relatively evolved style for Hillside Select and seemingly more advanced than the older vintages, such as 1995 and 1994. Nevertheless, there is plenty to excite. It’s a big wine, dense purple in color with some lightening at the edge, plenty of crème de cassis fruit, lead pencil shavings, sweet vanilla and earth. It is very ripe, full-bodied, opulent and voluptuously textured. This is terrific stuff, hedonistic, showing secondary/tertiary nuances in the aromatics and essentially a full resolution of the tannin. This wine also seems to have come into its own and is clearly at its peak of flavor. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2001
Fabulous. Dominated now by oak from the smoky charry aroma to the sappy sweet flavor. If you chew on it you find absolutely brilliant blackberry fruit ripe and pure. Breathtaking structure with near perfect creamy tannins... Fabulous. Dominated now by oak from the smoky charry aroma to the sappy sweet flavor. If you chew on it you find absolutely brilliant blackberry fruit ripe and pure. Breathtaking structure with near perfect creamy tannins and soft but supportive acidity...