Original
86 Ratings
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) This is classic Cabernet Sauvignon from our rugged hillsides, exuding dramatic, rich color, high-toned, elegant aromas and full, refined flavors of dark cherry, cassis, espresso, sweet vanilla and wet earth with enticing rose pedal, cranberry, blueberry, oregano and sage. The lush, mouthfilling complexity in your glass is completed with ripe, smooth-textured tannins and a persistent finish that won’t let go.

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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