Red

2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2016 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 16, 2016 - Just incredible and great balance. Everything you expect from HHS.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mike V wrote: (92 points)

    August 20, 2016 - Not my favorite vintage of HSS. Lots of fruit good structure. Would stand up to 1.5 in best of vintages.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • WineWright Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 30, 2016 - Fabulous wine, punctuated on the nose by rich cedar, oak, and roasted almonds. At first it was somewhat restrained, but it opened gorgeously emphasizing dark fruits, spice, and a slight graphite minerality. 94-95

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • cabber wrote: (95 points)

    March 31, 2016 - Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): This went went fast. Smooth and elegant. A beauty.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • convex Likes this wine: (95 points)

    February 27, 2016 - 2 hour decant. Pleasant nose. Not overly flowery or fruity. Quite drinkable for a relatively young wine but a few years behind 07'. The front is already well integrated but turns quite hot as it rolls off the tongue. Finish is also pleasant with a hint of bitter but not long. This will get better but likely not a lot better. Over all very pleasant but not a serious wine. Drunk together with 07' Shafer and 08' TNVR. Overshadowed by its older brother and overpowered by the reserve.

    2 people 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 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 31 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,317 (87%)
  • Consumed 640 (13%)

Food Pairing

grilled lamb chops, Grilled steak, Ribeye, venison

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  52 votes

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