Red

2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2016 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • napasoutherner Likes this wine: 98 points

    July 30, 2020 - What a fantastic wine. Came exactly as advertised... a Napa classic from one of the icons of the region. Lush, sexy fruit with some age on it, tobacco, cassis, red clay all in the nose. Long finish of a velvety midlic tannic gorgeous wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • asteff Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 1, 2020 - A big styled wine with well integrated tannins. Nice notes of spice and cocoa on top of the core of ripe darker fruits. Best at cellar temp after 90 minute decant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Trolson wrote: 93 points

    June 22, 2020 - Very good though lighter in body than previous Hillsides. Tasted a myriad of different flavors. That was signature of bottle.

  • ralaspech wrote: 95 points

    June 12, 2020 - Approximately 1 hour decant. Beautiful nose of jammy dark fruit as well as some spice and flowers. Tastes of predominantly dark fruit along with notes of earth and anise. Modest acidity. Tannins nicely integrated. Long aftertaste. A gorgeous wine enjoyed at SeaBlue with Lisa and Claire.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dvarney Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 15, 2020 - Nearly perfect after a 2 hour decant

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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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 Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 Codes 013528400023, 450208097508

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,666 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,542 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled lamb chops, Grilled steak, NCEF auction, Ribeye, venison

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  84 votes

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