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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet 2006

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97 points Robert Parker: 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. (Dec 2009)

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Shafer Vineyards:
From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.
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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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10/29/2010

crisp dark cocoa characteristics, nice acidity and balance


External Reviews for Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/27/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

($215) 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 ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/16/2010

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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97 points Robert Parker: 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. (Dec 2009)

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