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2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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Community Tasting Notes 48
pdemaio Likes this wine: (95 points)
January 3, 2015 - Big smooth and lovely. A mocha powerhouse. Easy to enjoy but very complex. 30 second finish. A great example of California Bordeaux style blend.
Double D wrote: (96 points)
January 1, 2015 - Rich, dense smooth loaded with fruit flavors, big boys wine, wine great with filet mignon on New Years Day.
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!
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 Codes 013528400023, 833959003439
- Pending Delivery 55 (1%)
- In Cellars 4646 (87%)
- Consumed 654 (12%)