Shafer, Hillside Select 2001

North Coast, Napa Valley, U.S.A.

Shafer, Hillside Select 2001

North Coast, Napa Valley, U.S.A.





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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Doug Shafer Optimum Drinking: 2018-2035 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 201021
Estate Notes

Shafer Hillside Select 2001 is lying in the cellar of our sister company Golden West in San Francisco, and we are pleased to offer this gem of a wine inclusive of shipping to your door*.

Shafer's Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon is the estate's flagship wine, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 32 months in new French oak.

Shafer Vineyards is one of California's finest wineries. It was established in 1972 by John Shafer, who changed from publisher to winemaker, moving to the Napa with his family. The Shafer family replanted existing vineyards in the Stag’s Leap District, before producing their first wine in 1978. 

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”I should not be surprised that the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select merited a perfect rating since I rated it 99 eight years ago. I also gave the 2002 Hillside Select a perfect rating. Kudos to Doug and John Shafer for creating two perfect wines in back to back vintages. The 2001 is a big wine (14.9% natural alcohol), but the alcohol is buried beneath an avalanche of creme de cassis, wood smoke, toast, licorice and spring flower characteristics. Super full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, lots of glycerin and a huge upside, this 2001 is still an infant at age ten, but it is approachable as well as compelling to smell and taste. It has at least another three decades of aging potential ahead of it and is one of the great young, legendary classics from Napa Valley. It was a privilege to taste.” Robert Parker

”No Cabernet smells better. This is an enormously attractive, well-oaked wine constituted from the best possible fruit. In the mouth, it immediately seduces. Shafer knows it has to rise to expectations with this wine, and the 2001 does not disappoint. The fruit is spectacular, all cassis. The oak is rich, flamboyant and delicious.” Wine Enthusiast