Red

2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • WojoWineCave Likes this wine: (97 points)

    July 16, 2017 - Wake Surfing & Wine with Mr and Mrs BobbyG; 7/16/2016-7/17/2017 (Lake Oconee, GA): This is an incredible wine. WOTN by all four of us against chateau pavie, screaming eagle second flight and O'shaughnessy. Just in such a great drinking window but can clearly go another 10 years. Tannins are well integrated. Nose is dense, rich, blue fruits. Bold for sure but not over the top. Tremendous wow wine.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • leadpencil wrote: (95 points)

    July 15, 2017 - Full bodied. Blackberry, milk chocolate. Good acidity.

    2 people found this helpful
  • Bill T Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 29, 2017 - Very similar and consistent with my prior tasting. Great nose, fruit, structure and finish. Drank well After a 90 minute decant.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • matthewbrm wrote: (88 points)

    December 26, 2016 - Tannis still fairly strong.

    2 people found this helpful
  • 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
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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 23 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,478 (84%)
  • Consumed 816 (15%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled lamb chops, Grilled steak, Ribeye, venison

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98% Like It  59 votes

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