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2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
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.
March 19, 2017 - Outstanding.
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.
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.
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)
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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 36 (1%)
- In Cellars 4,403 (76%)
- Consumed 1,359 (23%)
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