2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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Community Tasting Note

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 28, 2013 - Initially upon opening it's a bid mid-light bodied but silky texture which is nice. Oak is fairly noticeable and the fruit is just barely keeping it in check. Nose is a bit muted but dark fruit, casis, cigar box and toast are noticeable.
    After 4 hours in the decanter the wine is in much better balance, great red and dark red fruits, minerals, salty blue stone, rhubarb and tar. Great fresh taste that I just love and didn't expect form a HSS. Nice wine. Tannins even after 4 hours in a decanter are pretty massive but tolerable, I would wait 4-5 years.

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