Red

2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Stags Leap District
Drink between 2015 - 2035
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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.

  • AllRed wrote:

    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.

  • Uglypinga Likes this wine:

    July 5, 2014 - Everything you want from a cab. Cassis, beef, great texture and body, present but unobtrusive tannins, length, balance. My perfect cab.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, 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 Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 62 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4571 (87%)
  • Consumed 630 (12%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  30 votes