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1996 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml
1996 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
1996 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 90

Saturated ruby-red. Dusty aromas of black cherry, currant, licorice and menthol. Sweet, lush and velvety; fat and full. A generous, fruit-driven, impressively long wine with enticing currant and black plum flavors. Very ripe tannins coat the palate. Will the '97 eventually top this wine?

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WA
98

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 132

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the vintage's super-stars. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by super aromatics, immense body, great fruit extraction, superb purity and overall symmetry, as well as a 40+ second finish. Revealing exceptional intensity (but no heaviness) as well as perfectly integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this fabulous Cabernet will drink wonderfully for three decades.

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WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube Issue: Web

Starts out smooth, showing rich, earthy currant, hazelnut and nutmeg scents, with a hint of mocha and dense, chewy tannins. Still very youthful, firm and extracted. The first two bottles were corked.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.

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Community Reviews

98

marv Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 06/25/2014

Mature

94

Mark Fox Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 12/21/2011

98

coffeemuse Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 11/19/2011

Decanted for 3 hours. Full integration and a 45 sec finish. Wow

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