2008 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • W&S 94

Reviews for 2008 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is quite structured. Even with its firm tannins though the wine shows gorgeous depth and sheer power. The 2008 isn't a wine with early appeal but it shows off tons of muscle and... The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is quite structured. Even with its firm tannins though the wine shows gorgeous depth and sheer power. The 2008 isn't a wine with early appeal but it shows off tons of muscle and sheer depth. Dark fruit leather licorice spices and tar inform the muscular virile finish. The 2008 will require patience but its explosive personality virtually ensures it will be a rock star in a few years' time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
Muscular and tightly wound yet beautifully focused and proportioned dense and chewy delivering rich layers of dried currant blackberry spice and licorice flavors. Demands cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2028. -JL
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2011
Ruby-red a bit less saturated than the 2007. Crystallized black cherry cassis licorice and violet on the nose. Leaner on entry than the 2007 then broadens impressively in the middle offering a dense silky texture with a... Ruby-red a bit less saturated than the 2007. Crystallized black cherry cassis licorice and violet on the nose. Leaner on entry than the 2007 then broadens impressively in the middle offering a dense silky texture with a lovely light touch. The dark fruit espresso and menthol flavors are slightly liqueur-like but boast excellent definition and lift. Finishes with firm tannins that will require bottle aging.
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2012
Rich and fragrant this wine has all the succulent depths of black currant fruit and layers of savory chocolate-scented tannins that cult cabernets have tried to emulate and perfect. Since 1978 this series of rocky knolls... Rich and fragrant this wine has all the succulent depths of black currant fruit and layers of savory chocolate-scented tannins that cult cabernets have tried to emulate and perfect. Since 1978 this series of rocky knolls under the Stag's Leap Escarpment have produced one of Napa Valley's signature red wines; the generosity and concentration come naturally. This is a vibrant 2008 one that reaches over the top while staying grounded earthy and real.