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2008 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml
2008 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 168

(15.5% alcohol; 100% cabernet sauvignon): Good bright, full ruby. Blackberry, black cherry, mocha and chocolatey oak on the almost liqueur-like nose. Plush, densely packed and slightly high-toned, but with surprising acidity to energize the very ripe flavors of black raspberry, licorice, coffee, mocha and spices. Finishes with substantial ripe, dusty tannins and compelling early sweetness. Still, I'd want to hold this for at least a few years.

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WA
96

Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni Issue: 204

The estate's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of those rare wines that looks like it will be absolutely delicious pretty much at any point in its life. Super-refined and silky, the 2008 caresses the palate with layers of deeply expressive dark fruit. The 2008 is a wine of exceptional textural finesse and pedigree. According to Doug Shafer, cool weather in the spring resulted in small clusters with high skin to juice ratios, always a plus for high quality wines. Today the 2008 does not look like a huge Hillside Select, but is rather a wine built on polish and elegance. It will be interesting to see if the 2008 fills out in bottle, or it remains more restrained in its personality. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.

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WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Muscular and tightly wound, yet beautifully focused and proportioned, dense and chewy, with rich layers of dried currant, black- berry, spice and licorice flavors. Demands cellaring.

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Community Reviews

95

Stephen G41 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 06/29/2014

Sturdy, well-structured Cali cab with pretty fair balance given it's relative youth.

97

BoxsterVino Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 01/05/2014

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