85 Ratings
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
$266.99 USD
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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
    Very ripe and sweetly oaked, yet a bit dry at its heart and held back by its slight shortfall of fruit, this bottling exhibits plenty of weight on the palate without finding the stuffing to be wholly complete. It is still framed by plenty of tannin but has begun to fade all the same, and, we would opt for drinking it up quickly. Originally reviewed at no stars.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator