Original
87 Ratings
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
$264.99 USD
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) The bottle opens to aromatic beauty followed in the mouth with a core of juicy, black fruit, chocolate, black plums, cassis, black and red cherry, black tea, and vanilla and spice. Ripe tannins put together good structure for long term aging.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    The Cabernets of 1985 came with high expectations and were praised by many, ourselves included, for their firmness and ageworthy structures. As it turns, too few really blossomed and too many are as rigid now as they were in there youths. This textbook 1985 wine is very much built in a tighter, arguably refined style, and while still firm at the edges, it needs to be drunk up soon. Originally reviewed at **.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.
  • Robert Parker