Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4115 ratings
9.419 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Shay A
9.6

July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!

Such a treat to compare this against the ‘08 Schrader To Kalon and the ‘09 Chappellet Pritchard Hill. This was decidedly more dusty. Dark cocoa dusted dates, cassis, and black cherry compote over toasted graham crackers. This was decanted about an hour+ before we got to it and it was still powering through hours later. Thanks,
@joe leatherwood .

July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!

Such a treat to compare this against the ‘08 Schrader To Kalon and the ‘09 Chappellet Pritchard Hill. This was decidedly more dusty. Dark cocoa dusted dates, cassis, and black cherry compote over toasted graham crackers. This was decanted about an hour+ before we got to it and it was still powering through hours later. Thanks,
@joe leatherwood .

Jul 28th, 2019
Sean Nelson

2006, from 6L. Elegant, intense, good fruit and backbone.

2006, from 6L. Elegant, intense, good fruit and backbone.

Mar 7th, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.8

Greatness.

Greatness.

Jun 4th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.7

Magnum Party best Cabernet Sauvignon

Magnum Party best Cabernet Sauvignon

Jun 4th, 2015
Eddie Gilbert

gorgeous olfactory hues. always one of the best smelling wines on the planet. the palate delivers the goods as well!

gorgeous olfactory hues. always one of the best smelling wines on the planet. the palate delivers the goods as well!

Mar 10th, 2015
Carrie Alexander

Very nice.

Very nice.

Dec 22nd, 2014
Todd Alexander

Beautiful aromatics, balanced...finessed and elegant

Beautiful aromatics, balanced...finessed and elegant

Dec 22nd, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Cinnamon berries cherries bloody elegant tannins.

Cinnamon berries cherries bloody elegant tannins.

Mar 26th, 2014
John Zuzek

Wow! What a beast! At 12 years, still a monster. The tannins are a bit more mellow but this stood up to the spice rubbed steak and kicked it in the face! Awesome!

Wow! What a beast! At 12 years, still a monster. The tannins are a bit more mellow but this stood up to the spice rubbed steak and kicked it in the face! Awesome!

May 19th, 2019
Benjamin Keator

Not as much eucalyptus as the Heitz MV but it was surprisingly still there. Not my favorite HSS

Not as much eucalyptus as the Heitz MV but it was surprisingly still there. Not my favorite HSS

Jan 1st, 2019