86 Ratings
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
$266.99 USD
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Aromatic elegance leads to rich, focused flavors of blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, cola, cassis, juicy black and red cherry, black tea, with spice and warm toast. Ripe, silken tannins result in a pleasing, lengthy finish, smooth texture, and a refined structure which offers the potential for very long term aging.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    The imperatives of rain, fog and cold weather made 1988 a difficult year throughout California's North Coast, but this supple, balanced, moderately fruity Cabernet has successfully grown into a much better wine than its challenging vintage predicts. It is completely mature and has found a bit of real polish with age. Originally reviewed at no stars.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 99 on Jun-95
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/98
  • Robert Parker