Red

2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2017 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • Paul Lin wrote: (95 points)

    May 27, 2017 - This wine was rocking tonight. Mouthwatering aromas of kirsch, cassis, macerated raspberries, wet soil, and herbs followed by a rich palate of morello cherries, sarsaparilla, balsamic, and vanillin oak. Mouth-coating yet with enough acidity to make you want to come back for more. Shafer HSS is one of my favorite wines, and this bottle certainly did not disappoint.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • IGN WINESNOB Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 24, 2017 - Great. Popped and poured. Nice from the start but really got rolling about an hour in. Drink now in my opinion as this is quite nice

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Vinofitz wrote: (93 points)

    April 7, 2017 - Decanted for half hour. Tannins fully integrated , earth and loam on the nose, mild tobacco, black fruit. Sugars are restrained. Great bottle drank over an hour.

    2 people found this helpful
  • BrianMc wrote:

    March 30, 2017 - Joan's 75th

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SYR wrote: (96 points)

    January 1, 2017 - Still a little early on this wine. Has some potential, hope there's enough fruit to carry thru

    2 people found this helpful
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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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 51 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,515 (86%)
  • Consumed 658 (13%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled brussels and asparagus and brazilian rice, ribeye

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