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 98

  • AllRed wrote: 96 points

    October 26, 2019 - 4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (R&D's): Blind. Dark fruit and chocolate notes. Lush texture, with loads of black fruit with a lingering finish. 96+ pts.

    My #2
    Group #5, 9 pts

  • AllRed wrote: 96 points

    October 26, 2019 - 4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (R&D's): Blind. Chocolate, dark plummy fruit and licorice aromas. Flavors of chocolate, black and blue fruits. Wonderful structure and presence on the palate. Long, lingering finish. 96+ pts.

    My #1, Domino's #2
    Group #1, 26 pts

    >>this had been decanted into a less obvious bottle and sat uncorked for a couple of hours before the flight was poured. I was certain this was our HSS.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mattiasjansson wrote: 95 points

    October 22, 2019 - Shafer Hillside Select in Boston - Take II (Boston): Fresh and fruit-forward. Baby-version of the '02. Great overall but a slight metallic note on the palate.

  • danhenry11 Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 13, 2019 - Opened up beautifully after a 90 minute decant. Could still taste the oach but it integrated with the fruit seamlessly. Tremendous wine.

  • mdmcgonigal wrote: 96 points

    October 13, 2019 - Complex dark berry nose. Super smooth well balanced dark fruit that lingers and lingers!

    1 person found this helpful
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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 17 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,567 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,361 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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98% Like It  80 votes

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