April 8, 2020 - Slightly different experience than the last bottle, but in a very good way. About a 30 minute decant. Nose still somewhat modest, but incredible, with red and black fruit and a clear eucalyptus note. Perfectly integrated tannins. Didn't get the same sense of silkiness noted before. Slightly short on the finish. This was better early on; after about 2 hours some blackberry liquor emerged. A really nice bottle of aged cab. 93+
December 9, 2019 - The occasion and mood was perfect. Especially, The wine was perfect choice.
November 15, 2019 - Agree with the last taster that the nose on this is quite muted. I think "restrained" is the best description I can think of for the overall experience - this is the exact opposite of an over-extracted, jammy CA cab. Dark fruit and some earth on the palate. What really struck me was the mouth feel - this came the as close to literally being "silky" as I've had in a wine.
December 7, 2018 - Muted nose gives way to currants, plums and berries. Nice and smooth. Finishes with a bit of mint.
September 3, 2018 - Its the latter half of 2018 and this wine is a rockin.... If you have, drink...if you want buy n drink but do not store
August 7, 2018 - excellent
April 21, 2018 - Smooth soft fruit. Long silky finish. All the great Napa Cab flavors.
April 11, 2018 - Gets me excited to drink a 2002 Shafer Hillside. Really nice fruit flavor, big, bold and long. May be getting a little on the flabby side (definitely noticed 3rd night under pump) but fun to drink.
December 25, 2016 - Nice but overpowered by some other wines. Good stone fruit but nothing spectacular
December 25, 2015 - Had this bottle with a Tomahawk steak at Ruth's Chris. This bottle was Awesome ! Still big with a long finish. I think it still has another 2-3 years to go.