Red

2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2017 - 2037
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • The OKC Kid Likes this wine: (99 points)

    October 1, 2014 - Decanted for 45 minutes. Riedel Cabernet glasses. I didn't want to drink at first, the Nose is that Killer! Cedar on the Nose. Gorgeous Nose! I just wanted to swirl all night & smile. Beautiful Finish! Unbelievable!! Mind Blowing. Perfect from start to finish. The Finish is Ridiculous. Cheers to Doug Shafer & Elias Fernandez! 99 Points. The OKC Kid

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • mwneil Likes this wine: (96 points)

    September 23, 2014 - Really good wine on steroids; lots of flavor and complexity; well balanced; medium to heavy bodied; probably will develop but it is drinking good now. would drink again; drank with steak

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 1, 2014 - Not as thick or syrupy as the 2007. A touch thinner and still very very young. This wine should be a show stopper in 5+ years. Still needs time to mature. I thought it tasted like a 2011. Didn't seem to age much since bottled. Very good but no where close to the 2007.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Niagara wrote: (95 points)

    June 9, 2014 - Delicious and harmonious.

  • thelostverse wrote: (96 points)

    May 8, 2014 - Tasted at winery. Inky dark, with beautiful black fuits and violet notes. Long slow legs in the glass. This had amazing depth and balance with a finish that goes on for minutes. Beautiful. 96+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/3/2013 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Stags Leap District Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2014 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Saturated, very dark ruby color; ripe black currant, black cherry syrup nose; tasty, rich, ripe black currant, black cherry syrup, violets palate; could use 2 years; long finish (15.4% alcohol; 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Codes 013528400023, 013528400030

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 75 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3223 (93%)
  • Consumed 164 (5%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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