Red

2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (97 points)

    December 20, 2016 - This was the best on day 3 by far. Loads of blueberry, vanilla extract, and french oak barrels. Really spectacular. Needs time to show best.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Fisk15 wrote: (94 points)

    September 16, 2016 - A bit of seepage under the foil, has been stored properly since purchase from retail source. Big and rich, goes on for days can stand up to healthy decanting easily. I wouldn't say this has perfect balance and perhaps it never will, but I enjoyed it for what it is.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (98 points)

    July 4, 2016 - Dense dark red. Absolutely loaded with baking spice , cedar, and tobacco on the nose. Racy, mineral laden, black currents, black cherry, and the fruit softens the effect of the tannins . No heat, all of these elements are in perfect balance. With additional air time it did pick some blueberry cobbler flavors. This finishes with tart and tannic blackberry compote that goes on for minutes.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: (100 points)

    July 4, 2016 - Explosive nose. Vanilla, cocoa, baking spices. Black raspberry, blackberry. Tobacco, cassis, earth. Just incredible. Still tannic but a finish that goes on forever.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • AdamGoldston Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 29, 2016 - 5 hour decant and re corked for the restaurant. Perfectly balanced with fruit and tannin.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Event: 2010 Napa Valley at the NoMad Rooftop (Jun 2015), 4/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

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

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    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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

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    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Pre-release (9/1/14 release) - saturated, very dark red violet color; ripe black currant, black cherry, baked berry nose; rich, concentrated, ripe black currant, black cherry, baked berry palate with plush, sweet tannins; needs 2-3 years; long finish (15.5% alcohol; 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak, 15 months in bottle) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 56 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,976 (92%)
  • Consumed 394 (7%)

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