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| ||Tasted by ttriant on 12/21/2014 & rated 89 points: past its prime. Nice middle palate, no length... (381 views)|
| ||Tasted by mindev on 4/8/2012 & rated 90 points: Terroir perfect fruit still there (2283 views)|
| ||Tasted by toehring on 3/29/2009 & rated 86 points: Good nose and front fruit. Weak in the middle and hardly any tannins left. Good flavor but was on the downhill slide. (3127 views)|
| ||Tasted by Fookonson65 on 7/10/2007 & rated 94 points: Very good. A bit more subtle than I expected, but was perhaps due to bottle storage. Definitely on its way downhill by this point. Nice finish, great nose, very food-friendly. Had with grilled steak. (2076 views)|
| ||Tasted by Paul Lin on 4/28/2007 & rated 82 points: Shafer Hillside Select Vertical Dinner (1989-2002) (California Club, Los Angeles, CA): This wine is past its prime IMO, as the secondary characteristics have completely eclipsed whatever sense of fruit there may have been. Nose of leather, cedar, and jalapeño pepper. Tar, wood, and acid on the palate. (4522 views)|
Shafer Producer website
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.
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