Red

2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • levinml wrote: (96 points)

    November 26, 2016 - Drank following a huge but young and tannic Jantzen Beckstoffer Missouri cab and seemed positively silky by comparison. Famous Shafer Hillside cassis flavor, and long smooth, pleasant finish on the tongue. I think this is drinkable anytime but will have to try again later to have a fair test.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • BigTex22 Likes this wine: (97 points)

    November 21, 2016 - Everything you're looking for in a cab and more. Fragrant, explosive on the first sip, dark fruit, and a finish which goes on and on. This is drinking well now, but should continue to be outstanding for the next 10 years, if not more. Fantastic wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Bobc7had Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 6, 2016 - Decanted for 2 hours. Beautifully integrated fruit and tannins.
    many years left

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bill T Likes this wine: (96 points)

    October 7, 2016 - Excellent nose, bright red and blue fruit, balanced tannins and very long finish. Paired very well with Duck Confit and lamb chops.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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
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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 30 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,332 (86%)
  • Consumed 680 (13%)

Food Pairing

grilled lamb chops, Grilled steak, Ribeye, venison

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  56 votes

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