Red

2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2012 - 2028
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • Life At Your Leisure wrote: (97 points)

    September 1, 2014 - Dark purple color turning violet at the rim with transparent edges. The nose is deep with luscious dark fruit, vanilla and lavender. The palate is opulent with a velvety texture. Flavors of blueberry, currant, chocolate, espresso, and toasted oak form the core. The finish is long with hints of leather and spice. Remarkable concentration, purity, freshness, depth and balance. Drink now until 2026.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • levinml wrote: (95 points)

    July 26, 2014 - As others have said, Shafer is the most reliable cab I get, year in and year out. No rough edges here, well balanced and good flavors. Perhaps a little less fruit than the highest scoring Shafers, but still a class act.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • PopularCar Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 1, 2014 - The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.

  • Harley1199 Likes this wine:

    April 24, 2014 - Some Napa CS (Vila Viniteca - Madrid): Elegant to the bone. Profound. Thick. Candy crush. Compote of mature black fruit but with that freshness that truly allows to enjoy it.
    Little alcohol can be felt in my unrefined opinion. Liquor chocolate.
    Extreme bottle. Wood well-integrated. Balanced. Little dusty cause is eight years old only. Humid earthy. Aninal fur. Can be all nite long...
    Palate is enormous. Long. Delicate yet gentle. Heat is on anyway.
    Parkerizated? Who cares...

    Elegante hasta la médula en nariz. Profunda. Gruesa. Festival de dulces. Compota madura de fríos negros pero con una frescura que permite disfrutarla de verdad.
    En mi opinión, se puede sentir un poco de alcohol. Bombón de licor.
    Una botella extrema. Madera bien integrada. Equilibrada. Un poco polvorienta por tener sólo ocho años. Tierra mojada. Pelo animal. Puedo estar toda la noche...
    Enorme en boca. Larga. Suave aunque elegante. De todos modos se nota el calor.
    ¿Parkerizada? A quién le importa...

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

    March 24, 2014 - With Brian at MP Taverna

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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.

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 54 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3888 (83%)
  • Consumed 741 (16%)

Food Pairing

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