2003 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
The 2003 is a singular style of wine, but by no means wimpy or undernourished. The 2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has a dense, purple color, notes of creosote, graphite, blackberry and cassis fruit... The 2003 is a singular style of wine, but by no means wimpy or undernourished. The 2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has a dense, purple color, notes of creosote, graphite, blackberry and cassis fruit, charcoal and scorched earth. It has a full-bodied mouthfeel and excellent purity, while some rather noticeable tannins kick in on the finish. This wine seems to be moving from adolescence to that early mature stage, where I would expect it to hold for at least another 10-15 or more years. Clearly not one of the superstars in what was a rather astonishing qualitative lineup, but it’s outrageously good Cabernet Sauvignon, and I expect myself, as well as any of my readers, would drink this 24/7. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
A big rich bold and expansive style with tiers of dense currant mineral earth black cherry anise and cedary oak flavors that are intense and concentrated with the tannins showing a raw edge. Young and rambunctious. Needs... A big rich bold and expansive style with tiers of dense currant mineral earth black cherry anise and cedary oak flavors that are intense and concentrated with the tannins showing a raw edge. Young and rambunctious. Needs lots of air or a little time in the cellar. Best from 2008 through 2013. 2200 cases made. –JL
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Medium ruby. Aromas of black raspberry currant cocoa powder cedar graphite violet licorice and sweet oak. Lush and very sweet but with lively mint and naphtha notes lifting the flavors of black cherry dark berries and... Medium ruby. Aromas of black raspberry currant cocoa powder cedar graphite violet licorice and sweet oak. Lush and very sweet but with lively mint and naphtha notes lifting the flavors of black cherry dark berries and dark chocolate. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and acids and yet this wine should give early pleasure. I find a wider range of ripeness here than in the supernal 2002.