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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
SKU: 992

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

  • ws95
  • wa93
  • st90
  • we89


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Very fragrant with loads of lush black fruit, dark bramble, pepper, mineral, sweet-spicy vanilla and dense purple-midnight color. A core of sweetness and supple, sweet tannins from our small-berried hillside fruit spread a chocolate-like rounded feel in the mouth and offer a lengthy finish.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

A mouthful, this wine gushes with pure, ripe Cabernet fruit. Tiers of currant, anise, blackberry, cherry and wild berry flavors are supported by pretty mocha-scented oak and plush, velvety tannins that firm up on the finish, giving it a solid backbone, yet the persistent flavors keep pushing through. Best from 2004 through 2014. 2,500 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2003
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select was performing even better this year than it was last year. While not as weighty and ageworthy as some of the more hallowed vintages, it is a seriously endowed wine. Deep ruby/purple to the rim, with a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, spice, and cedar, it is more forward than most vintages, but full-bodied, concentrated, and beautifully seductive. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

Robert Parker, February 2005
International Wine Cellar
  • st90

Ruby-red. Deep, slightly medicinal aromas of black cherry, mocha and menthol. Smooth and round on the palate, with noteworthy sweetness and texture for the vintage. Coolish flavors of black cherry, currant and tobacco. This can't match the best recent vintages of this bottling for depth and flavor authority, but it neatly avoids the green cast and drying tannins of so many 2000 Napa Valley cabernets. 90 points

Stephen Tanzer, March 2005
Wine Enthusiast
  • we89

Extremely well-oaked, with lovely tannins that are soft and gentle, and subtle flavors of blackcurrants and herbs that finish a little thin. It's a very good wine but certainly not on a par with the magnificent '99. Drink now.

Steve Heimoff, December 31, 2004