2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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Community Tasting Note

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 18, 2013 - Winorama with a surprise (engagement)!; 9/15/2013-9/18/2013 (Napa Valley California): Clearly the winner of the Shafer tasting, but with the disparity in prices that's to be expected. The fruit was much more evident here - a bit sweet with some red raspberries and that white pepper that seems to show up in mountain cabs. Thick and much more of a mouthful than the other wines. Very young and I'd recommend holding for quite awhile (or doing an extended decant). Interesting bit of trivia - the original plantings were from clippings from the Araujo estate that were grafted onto the older vines. When Phylloxera hit the valley similar clippings were gifted back to Araujo so they could maintain their original wines.


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