Red

2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 98

  • levinml wrote: (96 points)

    October 9, 2017 - First taste of this vintage, and it lives up to the pedigree. Huge nose, dense, deep flavors and long finish. Tannins completely in line. Drinking just fine now (even third night under pump), but long happy life ahead here.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • emoyzes wrote: (92 points)

    September 23, 2017 - 12 hour decant. Still hot and surprisingly a bit overripe.

    2 people found this helpful
  • patwjr wrote: (94 points)

    September 7, 2017 - Decanted for 1 hour, rebottled, then opened again at restaurant 1 hour later, drank over a few hours. Dark, big fruit, still a touch tannic finish. Fruit was a bit overripe/raisins/portish. Hoping if I wait it'll come together even better.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (96 points)

    August 2, 2017 - Salon, Hillside Select Vertical, ZH, Bernabeleva (Our home): This took some time to open up. The last sips were the best. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is nice with cassis, toast, and cedar. Perhaps a bit of graphite. On the palate, this is juicy with firm tannins. It comes across as seamless to me. Cassis with an underlying char. One person thought the finish was bitter, but I did not. Certainly not an all time great Shafer, it is a fantastic wine. Needs a while to hit maturity and then should have a long life.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • chuckos77 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 3, 2017 - Nice nose, great flavor but not as good as other vintages I have had. Might consider it at its best. Slight, oh so slight, amber starting to show on the edges. Loved the wine but don't feel it lived up to its other vintages.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    December 2008 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/13/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Rich cassis, red berry nose; rich cassis, oak, cherry palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,449 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,439 (24%)

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