Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

9.467 ratings on Delectable
$359

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than it did in 2007. It possesses an inky/ruby/purple color, a juicy perfume of black currants, black cherries, graphite, charcoal, and toasty oak, superb opulence, a fleshy mid-palate, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a dazzling finish. This flamboyant, sexy Hillside Select can be enjoyed now and over the next 20 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

Not ready. Big and full of fruit and oak but needs more time. Had this w the Oshaughnessy and Betty won

Not ready. Big and full of fruit and oak but needs more time. Had this w the Oshaughnessy and Betty won

9.0

Jay McInerney Delectable Pro

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

Lush and ripe yes but very precise acidity too. There's Stags leap terroir here. Just starting to reach its maturity

Lush and ripe yes but very precise acidity too. There's Stags leap terroir here. Just starting to reach its maturity

9.4

Beau Carufel Delectable Pro

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

Good primer on what volatile acidity is. Tons of ripe, flabby fruit. Punchy tannins. Overwhelmed the food we all had.

Good primer on what volatile acidity is. Tons of ripe, flabby fruit. Punchy tannins. Overwhelmed the food we all had.

8.2

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Super extracted and full of complex flavors. Beautiful deep crimson red. Nose was coated in dark fruits, hint of chalkiness, and definitely some oak influence such as vanilla extract. Complex palate with a ton of dark fruits (creme de cassis and dark berries) and a slightly savory finish. Moderate plus tannins (7/10) that was pretty well integrated with a thick, extracted and full bodied. Long and lingering finish covered with dark berries, but does have some slight heat in the finish. Tastes like a 2010 or younger, definitely not a 2004. Patience will be rewarded with this wine. Drink till 2036.

Super extracted and full of complex flavors. Beautiful deep crimson red. Nose was coated in dark fruits, hint of chalkiness, and definitely some oak influence such as vanilla extract. Complex palate with a ton of dark fruits (creme de cassis and dark berries) and a slightly savory finish. Moderate plus tannins (7/10) that was pretty well integrated with a thick, extracted and full bodied. Long and lingering finish covered with dark berries, but does have some slight heat in the finish. Tastes like a 2010 or younger, definitely not a 2004. Patience will be rewarded with this wine. Drink till 2036.

9.6

Andres Montoya Delectable Pro

Mulled blackberry, spicy leather, plum skin, sweet tobacco, nice finish.

Mulled blackberry, spicy leather, plum skin, sweet tobacco, nice finish.

9.0

Logan Smyser Delectable Pro

What a beauty!

What a beauty!

9.5

Charlie Evans Delectable Pro

This wine is going places. Would be interested to try this in another few years.

This wine is going places. Would be interested to try this in another few years.

9.2

Steve Steese Delectable Pro

Tasting through the new vintages with Doug Shafer, and a treat from his cellar. Intensely ripe, baked, and yet floral and complex.

Tasting through the new vintages with Doug Shafer, and a treat from his cellar. Intensely ripe, baked, and yet floral and complex.

9.2

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Showing its oak but holding up beautifully compared to some peers. Brown sugar cherry, prunes, chocolate syrup and leather.

Showing its oak but holding up beautifully compared to some peers. Brown sugar cherry, prunes, chocolate syrup and leather.

8.7

Ram Majlessi Delectable Pro

Nice supple wine with beautiful long finish. Held up well but best after 4 hrs decanted. Would I buy it again... no ! Great wine but not for $300 plus, I ain't rich. The Wow factor was a bit absent. 2004 vintage

Nice supple wine with beautiful long finish. Held up well but best after 4 hrs decanted. Would I buy it again... no ! Great wine but not for $300 plus, I ain't rich. The Wow factor was a bit absent. 2004 vintage

9.2