Red

2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 91

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 25, 2017 - From magnum. Double decanted 8 hours ahead. Showing great at this time. Not the biggest HSS, but really balanced and supple.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dbg wrote:

    March 19, 2017 - Outstanding.

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

    February 24, 2017 - Carson Shaffer Philly - This wine outshines the others tonight. Wonderful rich pure dense ripe red and black berry aromas with a milk chocolate edge. A bit restrained in the mouth initially, but opened up,to a degree with time and was the group fav tonight. A slightly leaner vintage for Shafer, but may have upside in time.

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  • mactheknife Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 4, 2016 - Decanted for 2 hours; compared to so many I have had, the Hillside disappointed. It seemed pretty light, with little character. I know it is a "by comparison" kind of description. It may be in a "lull", but seemed pretty closed.

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    September 20, 2016 - Zachys/Mana tasting (Mana Contemporary (in Jersey City)): Drank next to the 1997 and I liked the skelaton on this one a bit more although both are just much too young to really drink now. Lots of fruit here - boysenberry mostly. It's spicy. Decent acidity. If we had a bottle I'd say check in again in another 10 years.

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  • 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
    December 2008 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/13/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Rich cassis, red berry nose; rich cassis, oak, cherry palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 36 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,403 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,359 (23%)

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