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2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 88
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
Nolch wrote: (96 points)
September 18, 2016 - Still is fruit forward. May be cellared for years from 2016.
jnocera Likes this wine: (95 points)
September 16, 2016 - Dark inky purple in color. On the nose, hints of minerals, lead pencil, plumbs and cassis - subtle but complex nose. On the palate this is a well structured and Balanced wine. Big extracted blue fruit and still strong tannins. This wine is still fairly young and just starting to develop secondary flavors. Finish is smooth and long.3 people found this helpful Comment
mactheknife Likes this wine: (95 points)
April 22, 2016 - Decanted for an hour and wine improved over the next 2 hours. Very balanced; full mouth feel; nice flavors though more muted at this point; not a fruit bomb but beautiful balance between fruit and spices. Has a long way to go, in a good way.3 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 3
By Stephen Tanzer
Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)
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By Stephen Tanzer
December 2008 (link)
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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.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 33 (1%)
- In Cellars 4,342 (76%)
- Consumed 1,308 (23%)
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