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2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2000
Appellation: Napa
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There are not many estates in California – indeed, anywhere – which have had the same owners and winemaking team right from the start and throughout, in this case covering almost 40 years. Founded by one-time publishing magnate John Shafer in 1972, this Stag’s Leap estate has gone from strength to strength; with John’s son Doug coming on board straight from UC Davis (the USA’s leading oenology college) in 1982, followed swiftly by Elias Fernandez (another UCD graduate), the team that would guide wine production from expensive hobby to globally recognised superstar was founded – and has remained. Nowadays Doug is one of the most storied and recognised winegrowers in the world. Located in the south-east of the Valley, Stag’s Leap is one of the finest areas for growing Cabernet and the Shafer estate occupies a perfect south-and-west exposed amphitheatre in the Stag’s Leap foothills. This gives a more temperate environment than in the more exposed valley floor and also opens the vines up the extremes of the cooling winds and fog from San Pablo Bay – allowing for slower, more even ripening. The complex, volcanic and shale soils also influence the production of small, tight clusters of berries giving low yields of exceptionally full-flavoured juice and ripe tannins. Production volume is at low-end Petrus levels (~2000cs), with wines that are intense and hedonistic but show extraordinary ageability thanks to their fabulous balance.

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2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

94
£2,700 Loose bottle(s) available

2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: USA
94
MAG
0
0
0
1
£450
1
BIX Broking
BIX indicates the wine is being sourced from a private collection stored with Bordeaux Index. You can buy with confidence and the purchase process is the same as for our own stock.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU BUY
Bottle (150cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
In Stock
Buy at
£450.00
1 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

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Wine Advocate

The 2000 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is another beautiful vintage from a challenging year. The brilliant winemaking and great terroir of the Hillside Select overcame the vintage deficiencies. A touch of herbaceousness is a rarity in a Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, but one can taste it in the 2000. It adds complexity as opposed to any distraction. Somewhat similar in style to the 1993, with a certain austerity, but deep, tarry red and black currant fruit and plush medium to full-bodied texture, this wine seems to have reached full maturity, where is should be drunk up over the next 5-10 years. Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #216, Dec 2014)