Red

2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2017 - 2037 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • rpenn77 Likes this wine: (98 points)

    October 1, 2017 - Luscious dark fruit. Big mouthfeel. Wonderfully bright Cab.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Richard Henriksson Likes this wine: (96 points)

    September 30, 2017 - Opaque. (Didn't get rid of all the fine sediment.) Crème de cassis and a sweet toasty note on the nose. Add baking spices and pencil shavings on the palate. A hedonistic wine no doubt, but structured and fresh all the same. Left me feel privileged.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bambam Likes this wine: (97 points)

    September 27, 2017 - Exceptionally smooth and well balanced. Blueberry, vanilla, some cedar. Drinking well now. I don't think this will be the longest living HSS but entering its drinking window now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • pgrzesik Likes this wine: (98 points)

    August 26, 2017 - Wow, what an amazing bottle of wine! Pop and pour - drank over the course of 2 hours.

    This wine has an incredible nose, predominately with dark fruit, some hints of vanilla, and touches of cigar box, tobacco, and even pink roses.

    On the palate this wine is just so elegant - still mighty tannins for a seven year old wine at this point, and then layers of richness with a long finish. The alcohol (15.5%) is almost not noticeable with how complex and well put together this wine is. You take one sip of this and it just leaves you wondering "wow!"

    Wish I could cherish the experience over and over. After drinking this wine - I felt empowered, energized, and ready to tackle the world. It is that good and only getting better. Drinking absolutely perfect now and will do so for many more years to come!

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Dan & Patti wrote: (97 points)

    July 25, 2017 - Still with medium tannins. An outstanding bottle of wine with cigarbox dark fruit and earth

    1 person found this helpful
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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 Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Event: 2010 Napa Valley at the NoMad Rooftop (Jun 2015), 4/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2014 (link) 93 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Pre-release (9/1/14 release) - saturated, very dark red violet color; ripe black currant, black cherry, baked berry nose; rich, concentrated, ripe black currant, black cherry, baked berry palate with plush, sweet tannins; needs 2-3 years; long finish (15.5% alcohol; 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak, 15 months in bottle) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 46 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,272 (90%)
  • Consumed 559 (10%)

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