Red

2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2015 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 68

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (100 points)

    September 17, 2016 - Hillside, Pride, Myriad, Montelena, Rhys, Peter Michael, Yquem (Cleveland Heights): Wow. Allowed to breath for about an hour or so. This is big and masculine for a SHS, but its about proportion. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, slight blueberries, dark cherries, licorice and sandalwood. On the palate, this is still very young. Plenty of tannins but a great texture, lush and rich. A lot of cassis fruit along with some char. It is very deep and very long. Sure its got a couple of decades left and if you don't like decadent wine, let it rest for most of that, but this is off the charts deep, tasty and complex. Long finish. From the first sip to the last of the bottle (I had both), it is everything I want from a Napa Cab.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote: (93 points)

    July 23, 2016 - Deep opaque color with notes of blue, purple and black fruits, currants and spice with just a bit of alcohol peeking through- some tasters described this as "hot" but I didn't think the alc was that obvious. Structured and large-scaled, this is a big wine. Dense, with firm, sweet tannin and flavors of dark fruit, licorice and chocolate. Finishes with good length. Fairly well-balanced in spite of its size, and quite young. It wasn't too long before I realized this was our bottle of HSS.

    This had been opened and double decanted about four hours before the flight was poured. I'll try to hold off on the next until 2020+.

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

    July 21, 2016 - Enjoyed. Pretty typical hillside select. Improved throughout the evening. I recommend opening several hours prior to consuming.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Slick23861 Does not like this wine:

    July 20, 2016 - incredibly overrated. I give it 82 points. If this bottle was $18-20 i would jump all over it. Once it gets to $23-$25/bottle it's incredibly overpriced in my opinion. I should be looking at 5-7 years for paying what i paid for this below average bottle.

  • dontime wrote:

    June 25, 2016 - As advertised. On the young side, but with aggressive decanting, opened up nicely. Multiply layers of flavors, rich, rewarding with a tremendous finish. If scoring 96-98.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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 Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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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 59 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,113 (83%)
  • Consumed 1,024 (17%)

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