2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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  • JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 23, 2013 - Shafer Tasting (Napa Valley): Very young. Honestly I really expected more for this price point. This is a $250 bottle and for that kind of money I expect to be blown away. I was expecting this to be massive and bold. For the tannins to be chewy and coating and for the finish to last for 30+ seconds. That was not the case. Don't get me wrong this is a good wine and the tannins are integrated and the finish is acceptable but this should be better than acceptable. It should be outstanding. The relentless was a bigger and in my opinion better wine. I know we are comparing cab with a syrah blend but this just didn't do it for me. Too bad my allocation of 6 bottles is already on its way before I did the tasting.

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  • Vinolocity commented:

    10/31/13, 7:21 AM - Just curious, care to sell off part or all of your allocation? Hit me back, vinolocity g mail

  • JDV.DDSPHD commented:

    10/31/13, 8:01 AM - Thanks for the offering but my Business partner took 3 of the bottles off my hands. The rest I'll save for decade. I'm hoping they improve with time. :)

  • melal41 commented:

    2/9/16, 7:37 PM - i have a strong feeling you will not regret keeping 3 bottles. Lol

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