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Fine & Rare Wines GBP 174.83 750ml
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Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Stag's Leap District Double 2005

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USA Red 3-6 week arrival

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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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3.00 5
06/28/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Stag's Leap District Double

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

97 points Robert Parker: "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select continues to put on weight, and displays a Bordeaux-like personality because of the vintage’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. (Dec 2008)" 94-97 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): "Bright ruby-red. Pure, vibrant aromas of blackberry, cassis, lead pencil, violet, licorice and minerals. Wonderfully fine-grained and deep, with sharp definition and lovely floral high notes to the flavors of blueberry, cassis and spice. Finishes with noble, suave tannins and outstanding slow-building length. This 100% cabernet wine has all the elements to make an outstanding bottle. Winemaker Fernandez, who rates it with the 2002 and 2001 as his favorites among recent vintages, described the crop level of 2.5 tons per acre as "on the high side" and the largest since the '97, which came in at over 3.0. (May/Jun 2007)" 92-94 points Wine Spectator: "Thick and racy, with zesty wild berry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit that's ripe and well-structured, with firm tannins and a long, intense aftertaste that keeps the emphasis on the fruit. (8/31/06)"


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

97 points Robert Parker: The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select continues to put on weight, and displays a Bordeaux-like personality because of the vintage’s cool growing season. A black purple


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/26/2009

Bright ruby-red. Pure, vibrant aromas of blackberry, cassis, lead pencil, violet, licorice and minerals. Wonderfully fine-grained and deep, with sharp definition and lovely floral high notes to the flavors of blueberry, cassis and spice. Finishes wit... Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 750ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
10/20/2011

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select continues to put on weight, and displays a Bordeaux-like personality because of the vintage 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.



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