Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside 2009

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98 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is deep, racy and layered from...

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97 Points - The Wine Advocate The flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than last year. A cand... Read more

97 Points - The Wine Advocate "The flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than last year. A can... Read more

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select continues to put on weight, and displays a Bordeaux-like personality because of the vintagersquo;s cool... Read more

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Vintage: 2006 04/12/2011

97 Points - The Wine Advocate The flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than last year. A candidate for one of the top wines of the vintage, it


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/22/2010

97 Points - The Wine Advocate "The flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than last year. A candidate for one of the top "wines of the vintage," it reveals beautiful aromas and flavors of grilled meats and herbs intertwined with extravagant amounts of blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, and charcoal. Extremely full-bodied, pure, deep, and layered, this is another prodigious Hillside Select that should evolve for 25-30 years."


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Vintage: 2003 01/03/2012

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select continues to put on weight, and displays a Bordeaux-like personality because of the vintagersquo;s cool growing season. A black purple color, stunningly sweet fruit, and a gorgeous bouquet of underbrush, forest floor, creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, and toasty barrique are found in this ripe, full-bodied, deep, stunningly well-balanced, substantial wine with undeniable complexity as well as richness. It is approachable now, but promises to evolve for 25 or more years.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/03/2012

The texture is often what sets hillside Select apart from other Napa Valley Cabernets, the gentleness of its tannins managing to maintain the winersquo;s shape and contour without flattening out. It appears to be seamless, sleek in the best sense of the word mdash; a luxurious wine that feels authentic. part of that is the cool, foresty mushroom flavor at the heart of the tannin; another part the beautiful balance between the tannins and the layers of dark fruit. A fine vintage of Hillside Select, this glows with the contemporary ripeness of Napa Valley Cabernet without overreaching.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/03/2012

Like the best vintages of Hillside Select, this wine has tremendous structural power that remains almost imperceptible. On the surface, the tannins are pillowy soft, their supple richness surrounding a core of dark fruit. The wine is black but not hyperextracted, the layers of dark chocolate flavor seem to come from the soil rather than from oak (itrsquo;s not the sort of mocha or milk chocolate character that oak aging provides). This is a cigar-smokerrsquo;s cabernet, a powerful, resinous vintage from a vineyard with a track record for wines that age well over ten to 15 years. (2,400 cases) Shafer Vineyards, Napa, CA


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/03/2012

Saturated bright ruby. Rich aromas of dark berries, candied cherry, smoke and tobacco. Sweet, lush and deep, with good clarity and lift in spite of its very ripe, thick texture. Black raspberry and dark cherry flavors are complicated by brown spices. A very sexy and pliant wine that finishes with sophisticated tannins. This already gives great pleasure, even if it doesnrsquo;t offer quite the fireworks of the best recent vintages.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/03/2012

The flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than last year. A candidate for one of the top ldquo;wines of the vintage,rdquo; it reveals beautiful aromas and flavors of grilled meats and herbs intertwined with extravagant amounts of blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, and charcoal. Extremely full-bodied, pure, deep, and layered, this is another prodigious Hillside Select that should evolve for 25ndash;30 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

98 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is deep, racy and layered from the very first taste. A large-scaled, sumptuous wine, the 2009 impresses for its exceptional balance and pure pedigree. There is plenty of flesh here, but also more than enough tannin to help balance some of the wine's more overt tendencies. A dazzling, utterly vivid finish rounds things out in style. This large-scaled, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon should be at its finest between the ages of 10 and 30. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. (Dec 2012)

98 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is deep, racy and layered from the very first taste. A large-scaled, sumptuous wine, the 2009 impresses for its exceptional balance and pure pedigree. There is plenty of flesh here, but also more than enough tannin to help balance some of the wine's more overt tendencies. A dazzling, utterly vivid finish rounds things out in style. This large-scaled, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon should be at its finest between the ages of 10 and 30. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. (Dec 2012)

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