Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

The 2005 Shafer ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet Sauvignon is starting to hit its upper register at now the fourteen year mark. The tertiary notes entice aromatically with its wild mushroom and damp earth tones that combine with the dense core of dark fruits and cocoa powder on this exotic bouquet. Silky smooth throughout, the 2005 ‘Hillside Select’ glides effortlessly across the mid-palate, unveiling its gorgeous mouthfeel and texture. Blackberry cobbler and mocha flavors mingle with the lovely earthy and tertiary tones on the palate. Fantastic now, the 2005 ‘Hillside Select’ is starting to peak and should drink well for at least another ten years. Drink 2019-2032- 95 — a month ago

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@P A Really enjoyed this one
Hugh O'Riordan

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Great review. I have 3 bottles
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@Hugh O'Riordan It’s at a really good place, no need to cellar the ‘05 anymore 🍷

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017

Pale gold color with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with a bit of citrus and sweet floral, aged 75% French oak & 25% stainless, no malolactic fermentation. On the palate melon, pineapple, apricot and some honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! — a month ago

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Gorman Winery

The Evil Twin Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2013

Decanted for 30 minutes. Big dark fruit, bbq grilled meat, a touch of charcoal, and vanilla. Good but definitely a level below the Shafer Relentless in quality. — 3 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Bold pepermint and herbaceous nose with jammy dark fruits and a mild cedar finish. Rich and tasty. — 16 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2014

Not a pleasant fragrance, smells farmy. Very deep red in color.
Rich flavors of currant, dark cherry, and earthiness. Lingers on the palate with a nice and long finish. Ends smoothly with a bit of jam.
— 22 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Very smoothe out of the bottle. Nice blend that is a little fruit forward (blackberry?) but nice finish. Shaffer does it again. Sitting by the ocean enjoying a great dinner. — 2 months ago

Shafer Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 1994

I know that it‘s just a „simple“ Merlot. But i love ist.... — 13 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

smoooooth....yum. Plush mouth feel. Rich. Baking spice. A little bit of lingering spicy finish. Very balanced — 23 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Anniversary dinner with the love of my time at our new winter home on Arizona.
As usual an incredible Shafer Cab.
— a month ago

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2005

Shay A

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

One of those wines where everything was working in harmony. Supremely balanced. Youthful. Came across very herbal and Bordeaux like aromatically at first before the sweet and ripe fruit pushed forward. Violets, graphite, underripe red, blue and black fruits with minerals on the nose. Similar to the PM Les Pavots and the Shafer HSS, it started showing sweet tannins alongside dark coco, nutmeg, juicy blueberries and blackberries and a tightly wound finish. Tons of life here. I was between Napa cab or left bank Bordeaux.
— 2 months ago

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