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| ||Tasted by Dexter Morgan on 3/16/2014 & rated 92 points: Ruby core, bricking at the edges. Intense, savory, Bing cherry bouquet of leather, pencil lead, and cinnamon bark. The fully integrated palate flaunted, a smooth texture, soft tannins, black and red fruit, balsamic vinegar, umami, and mocha dust on the long finish. This was well-balanced and delicious. (601 views)|
| ||Tasted by jpwines on 12/31/2012 & rated 92 points: This wine still has room to go. no bricking. soft, lt. tannins with good fruit. We thoroughly enjoyed it. (882 views)|
| ||Tasted by cabdrinker on 7/4/2009 & rated 87 points: Still alive and kicking... Cork exploded as I attempted to remove, had to push down a good 50% of it into the bottle. Color showed the bricking on the outer edge of a gracefully aged wine. Even though the bottling shows 8% cab franc, it really showed it's colors with strawberry, cherry, bell pepper, violet on the nose. Mouthfeel was a little thin but came with expressive cherry, smoke, some earth tones and a little more dried herbs. Finish had no tannins to speak of but a hint of acidity and lasted a good 15 - 20 seconds. (1327 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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