2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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Community Tasting Note

  • Ramberg wrote: (91 points)

    June 13, 2013 - What has happened here??
    A year since last bottle (third bottle one of this vintage that was), and this is my fourth.
    This used to show a completely different profile, being one of the best and most balanced and expressive US cabs I’ve had .
    Do we have a case of the infamous tunnel here, or?
    A bad bottle? (No signs of that, perhaps except for the touch of plastic on the nose)
    Well, here is the story:
    On the nose there is alcohol and plastic ? and liquor.
    The palate is much more muted and much shorter and falling off much faster than in the previous bottles I’ve had.
    Still has a good core of dark and deep fruit, with primarily some plums and cassis.
    My theory is that we have a wine in the tunnel here, and that the honey moon is over.
    This will however hopefully and likely come out on the other side as a fullgrown, showing it’s true colors.
    90 – 91 P


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