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2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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Community Tasting Notes 46
mchanin4 Likes this wine: (96 points)
November 29, 2014 - An excellent wine. Decanted two hours and then served with a tenderloin. Still young and a bit tannic, but very approachable with lots of subtle flavors including currant and pepper.
November 9, 2014 - Second Sunday Group: 2007 California Cabs/blends (R&D's): Aromas of chocolate, incense, clay and black fruit. Falvors of currants, vanilla and chocolate. Structured and quite firm, but with good fruit underneath. Has a subtle ripeness- not as much as wine B. Licorice and black fruit in the finish. Nicely balanced, but so young.
My #6, Domino's #5
Group #3, 57 pts
flashvictor Likes this wine: (98 points)
September 10, 2014 - Decanted 5 hours. Dark violet color leads to an explosive nose of blackberry, dark cherry and vanilla. Full body shows dark fruit, chocolate, Asian spice and a hint off bell pepper. Silky finish lasts well over a minute.
Wow! This is a great wine. It manages to simultaneously be a huge Napa Cab yet retain a ton of finesse. This drinks great now with a long decant. I think there could be some upside to additional aging. Bravo!
floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (98 points)
July 26, 2014 - One of the most amazing wines I have had ever. Had at Hutch's in buffalo. Just popped and poured. Wine was dark, thick, and almost a syrupy feel. Very creamy and buttery mouth feel. Finish went on what seemed for ever. Fruit was outstanding. Wine was balanced perfectly. I imagine a 2 hour decant would have raised this wine to a 99 or 100.
July 5, 2014 - Everything you want from a cab. Cassis, beef, great texture and body, present but unobtrusive tannins, length, balance. My perfect cab.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2007
- 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 62 (1%)
- In Cellars 4571 (87%)
- Consumed 630 (12%)