Red

2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 74

  • cmueller Likes this wine: (98 points)

    January 20, 2017 - Wow, polished with the right amount of age. Big and smooth but still complex, as close to perfection as I've had in a while.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • TastesGoodToMe Likes this wine: (97 points)

    December 30, 2016 - Pre NYE celebration dinner (why make it only one night?!) at Capital Grille in Charlotte. Bought these upon release and they have laid in the same spot in my cellar since. We gave this 3 hours of air before we consumed and I recommend a strainer as there was a lot of sediment. This wine is everything you would hope it would be with the high critical acclaim that it has received. Deep purple/black in the glass. Dark fruits, black cherry, cassis, vanilla, spice, and some licorice. Fantastic mouth feel and viscosity - glides over the tongue like velvet. Great back end with a long finish that coats your entire mouth. Great wine!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Collector1855 wrote: (96 points)

    November 18, 2016 - Napa Valley Master Class with Robert Parker; 11/10/2016-11/20/2016 (Napa Valley): During a Napa 2007 horizontal tasting guided by Robert Parker. From clay soil. Fantastic nose of dark fruit, cassis, pine, eucalyptus, herbs. Wow. Massive palate, full bodied, lots of layers, a bit too rich for my taste. A touch dry on the finish. 96+

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • City Squirrel wrote: (95 points)

    November 2, 2016 - Birthday steakhouse celebration & Game 7 of the World Series was calling for a special occasion bottle of wine. My 1st experience with HSS and maybe my expectations were just too high or there were too many evening distractions, but I certainly wasn't blown away by this as I had hoped to be given the premium. Decanted in a wide bottom decanter for 30 min before initial tasting. Color showed subtle signs of rust indicative of age and there was some noticeable heat on the nose and glass, but started to blow off after about an hour. Overall good balance and soft tannins, but I didn't get the lush fruits others noted and the fruit in my bottle seemed to be lacking or fading. Also expected more structure and complexity...definitely more of a finesse lovers Boudreaux style wine. Maybe mine was a slightly flawed bottle, but I had a 2012 VHR the following night that bested this by a mile on all fronts at a much better price point. Not a bad wine, just expected a lot more at this price and pedigree.

  • levinml wrote: (97 points)

    October 22, 2016 - Drank at Ashley's farm with Costco prime. Fantastic stuff. Great nose, flavor and finish. Not too heavy on the tannins. Drinking great now but no sign of fading any time soon.

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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 51 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,134 (81%)
  • Consumed 1,142 (18%)

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