Red

2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • Don Pratt Likes this wine: (100 points)

    July 22, 2017 - My fourth magnificent bottle. Seek this out if you can afford it, or the 2001/02/10 and probably 12/13. I don't know the top Burgundies, but I've tried all the First Growths and most of the top Cabs and Syrahs. In my experience, no less-expensive wine is as good as Hillside Select, and no more-expensive wine is better.

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

    July 17, 2017 - Having not previously got the most out of Hillside Selects but loving the 1.5, I took some advice and gave this bottle a 6-hour decant and was well rewarded for my efforts. The fruit is still forward but the tannins are so well integrated leaving us with an almost perfect balance. These are the type of wines that one needs to make a date with to consume.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • leadpencil wrote:

    July 16, 2017 - Heat damaged

  • mactheknife wrote: (98 points)

    July 2, 2017 - Decanted, rebottled and took to dinner; mouthcoating, full bodied. Dark fruit, some graphite. Tannins are integrated. Great stuff with plenty left.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • pdemaio wrote: (96 points)

    April 29, 2017 - An incredible wine with nothing not to like. Big, but not for Napa. Great, perfectly ripe, fruit. smooth round Tannins. Drink now (but no big rush)...

    PDQ95+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • 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 Codes 013528400023, 833959003439

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 63 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,241 (80%)
  • Consumed 1,288 (20%)

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