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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 30088)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $168.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With more herbs, cedar and tea than its '97 sibling, this one offers ripe aromatics and elegantly balanced fruit flavors. Uncork this vintage and you'll find deep color in the center of the glass with a ring of brick at the edge, with a silky texture and maturing fruit, showing elements of black currant and dark spice with a long finish.
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About Shafer Vineyards:

John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon, their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select, is produced from selected blocks of the family's hillside vineyards and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. They also produce Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, One Point Five (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Relentless (a Syrah/Petite Sirah blend), which was named #1 wine of the year by Wine Spectator's "Top 100" of 2012.