Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5135 ratings
9.220 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Just starting to show development. Dried black fruits upfront. Secondary notes of Cigar box, coffee bean, eucalyptus. Very textural, dense, ripe tannins, long length. Excited to see over next 5 years

Just starting to show development. Dried black fruits upfront. Secondary notes of Cigar box, coffee bean, eucalyptus. Very textural, dense, ripe tannins, long length. Excited to see over next 5 years

Oct 6th, 2018
David L

08’ Pop & Pour. Big fruit, light acid & very low tannins.

08’ Pop & Pour. Big fruit, light acid & very low tannins.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Shawn R

En mag, and as solid as a rock.

En mag, and as solid as a rock.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Danielle Price

Owner Maison du Prix Wines, Cofounder Coup de Foudre, Former Executive Director of Wine Wynn Resorts

9.0

Drinking beautifully now.

Drinking beautifully now.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Ian Blackburn

A beast!!!!

A beast!!!!

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2014
WineMascot

2008, way too much alcohol (15.5) so the balance was out of whack. cigar box approach was nice but otherwise too much octane for me

2008, way too much alcohol (15.5) so the balance was out of whack. cigar box approach was nice but otherwise too much octane for me

Jun 19th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Our new friends holding the contender for WOTN! @David A Lentine

Our new friends holding the contender for WOTN! @David A Lentine

Nov 6th, 2016
Kate Bernal Hafner

Sales/Marketing Hafner Vineyard

8.5

Very soft palate but warmer in alcohol

Very soft palate but warmer in alcohol

Sep 23rd, 2015
David Eckert

Awesome fun

Awesome fun

Mar 28th, 2015
Charles McKahn

Light but refreshing. Very elegant wine.

Light but refreshing. Very elegant wine.

Aug 2nd, 2013