Red

2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • Siebs Cellar wrote:

    May 18, 2016 - Great.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 10, 2016 - Can you be disappointed in a wine you like? I was expecting so much more from this. It was a massive dark fruit driven wine, with a thick mouth feel. Almost ten year old vintage ruby port like. This was popped and poured at a restaurant. The color seemed to be very dark (not great lighting at the restaurant), and it threw some sediment. Thankfully, I had stood the bottle up a few days earlier. Lots of vanilla/oak on the nose. My guests and I drank every drop, but for the vintage, the age, the price and comparing it to other Hillsides, I was disappointed.

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  • philweird wrote: (90 points)

    January 9, 2016 - I have never really met a Hillside that I have enjoyed more than a one point five. After a two hour decant I would say that this wine is excellent but not so great that it eclipses its baby brother. Having had many of them off and on throughout the years, I have been harbouring this conclusion. I still have more of different vintages, so maybe I'll see the light someday.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (99 points)

    December 25, 2015 - Dark purple. Taken from the Eurocave, decanted, and drank it over four hours. Perfect cork. Throwing some sediment as expected. The nose was just bursting with dark fruit, graphite, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Still young, tannic and structured , but delightful to drink now. Palate was overflowing with layers of blueberry compote, blackberry, ripe cherry and black currents. Oak, tannin and acidity in perfect balance. Lush! Amazing finish and length. I gave it a 99 only because I think it will be even better in a few more years! I cherish my spot on their mailing list!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: (100 points)

    December 25, 2015 - Floored. Raspberry, blackberry, pencil lead, mocha/chocolate, vanilla on nose, high tannin. Going to need some time to open, 60+ second finish, simply amazing. Big wine. Will be even better down the road, but for me this is perfect. Will haunt my dreams.

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  • 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 66 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,055 (83%)
  • Consumed 977 (16%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  47 votes