Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Ratings on Delectable

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Dense and bright. Funk and red fruits. 14.1% alc/vol.

Dense and bright. Funk and red fruits. 14.1% alc/vol.

9.3

BurgundyFan Delectable Pro

Amazing colour for a 20 year old wine, fat mid palate, bright, balanced, spicy...delicious

Amazing colour for a 20 year old wine, fat mid palate, bright, balanced, spicy...delicious

9.5

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

The 1995 Shafer Hillside Select is still youthful, and would benefit from further another 10-20 years of cellaring. Saturating aromas of burnt brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, graphite and dark chocolate round out the nose. In the mouth, its big and brawny, endowed with firm, ripe tannins, and vibrant acidity—that narrowly prevents a total plunge into velvety darkness. The intensity and concentration of fruit is over the top. A powerhouse from start to finish. 14.1% ABV

The 1995 Shafer Hillside Select is still youthful, and would benefit from further another 10-20 years of cellaring. Saturating aromas of burnt brown sugar, toffee, cherry liqueur, blackberries, blueberries, graphite and dark chocolate round out the nose. In the mouth, its big and brawny, endowed with firm, ripe tannins, and vibrant acidity—that narrowly prevents a total plunge into velvety darkness. The intensity and concentration of fruit is over the top. A powerhouse from start to finish. 14.1% ABV

9.5

Eric L.

Very nice. Full-bodied and complex. Dark fruit and cocoa notes accented with leather. Fully mature.

Very nice. Full-bodied and complex. Dark fruit and cocoa notes accented with leather. Fully mature.

9.5

B

3L 1995 Shafer Hillside Select CS. Group dinner at Nmd. Probably should have decanted it longer than the hour we did. It was going through a really funky stage. Just very one-note and dull.

3L 1995 Shafer Hillside Select CS. Group dinner at Nmd. Probably should have decanted it longer than the hour we did. It was going through a really funky stage. Just very one-note and dull.

9.0

Eric L.

Really nice, but not quite to the level of other bottles of the 1995 we’ve had. This bottle was showing a bit older and more mushroomy. Still enjoyable but not a lot of energy left.

Really nice, but not quite to the level of other bottles of the 1995 we’ve had. This bottle was showing a bit older and more mushroomy. Still enjoyable but not a lot of energy left.

9.4

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Gorgeous. Balanced. A touch of sour, great fruit. Very good and poised

Gorgeous. Balanced. A touch of sour, great fruit. Very good and poised

9.3

Ryan Knoth

Powerful wine. Great depth, and balance of earth, spice, leather and fruit. Impressive

Powerful wine. Great depth, and balance of earth, spice, leather and fruit. Impressive

9.5

John Van Trijp

Corcked

Corcked

6.1

Joseph Gannon

Black fruits, leather and some spicy notes, remarkably smooth. Thanks Bill!

Black fruits, leather and some spicy notes, remarkably smooth. Thanks Bill!

9.2

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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