Shafer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select, Stags Leap District

Shafer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select, Stags Leap District

Wine Advocate
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
James Suckling

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About Shafer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select, Stags Leap District

One of Napa Valley's most sought after wines. Produced in tiny quantities and highly allocated. Also a proven collectible that improves in every way over time. This 2014 is the latest release and has of course received raves reviews.

James Suckling scored it 97 points saying "A fascinating nose of licorice, tarte tartin, blackcurrant compote, orange rind, ivy, holly, pine needles, ash, Christmas cake and even raspberry cheesecake as well as a slight minty/herbal note. The palate is so well-knit but powerful; it's the sort of wine that takes no prisoners. Yet the vintage shines through, and it remains always fresh and balanced. Layers upon layers of fruit and a long, decadent finish." 

And Antonio Galloni scored it 97+ saying "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the more restrained, understated versions of this wine I can remember tasting. Medium in body (in relative terms) and beautifully persistent, the 2014 makes its case more with a total sense of harmony rather than with bombastic power, as is sometimes the case. Moreover, the 2014 has really come together beautifully since I last tasted it. In 2014, Hillside Select is a wine of precision, with expressive aromatics and finely-knit tannins that support the mid-palate and finish nicely."

The Wine Advocate scored it 98+ points saying "Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth." Extremely Limited!

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Appellation Napa

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Previous Vintage Rating

2011 James Suckling
2011 Wine Advocate
2012 James Suckling
2012 Wine Advocate
2012 Wine Spectator

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