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2007 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)

SKU #1079588 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep purple-black colored, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select exudes beautiful notions of violets, dark chocolate, black olives, spice cake and cedar chest with a core of crème de cassis, blackberry pie, plum preserves and fragrant earth plus a waft of unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied, super concentrated and jam-packed with multilayered black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long with tons of exotic spice and savory sparks. (LPB) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This will mark 25 years of Hillside Select. Nice aromas of mint, mineral, dark fruits, and delicious currants. Full bodied, with a soft beginning that just builds and builds. This is muscular and toned, very impressive. Save your money to get plenty of this. Thought provoking wine. Inner quote mark (4/2011)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark In keeping with the voluptuous approachability of the 2007 vintage, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is simply fabulous now for its flood of the ripest, sweetest blackberrries, cherries, cassis and chocolate imaginable. Especially noble is the tannin structure, firm and soft, dry and sweet, a combination of opposites. The depth is vast, and the spicy finish goes on for a long time, suggesting the wine’s concentration. Simply a joy to drink, it should develop over many years … Inner quote mark (4/2012)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark (15.5% alcohol; this is the 25th anniversary edition of this bottling): Saturated bright ruby. Very deep, dark, almost liqueur-like aromas of cassis, black cherry, cocoa powder and mocha. A huge, chocolatey-ripe wine with an obvious warmth and compelling sweetness to its fine-grained cherry liqueur and dark berry flavors. Big but harmonious tannins spread out to saturate the entire palate on the very long back end. This wine is just now embarking on its plane of peak maturity and will probably remain there for quite some time. Some critics of flamboyantly ripe Napa Cabernets may find this wine a bit extreme (as is the case with numerous other 2007s) yet it manages to retain its balance--and its depth of fruit is extraordinary. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2017)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The ruby-black, unctuously-textured 2007 Hillside Select is a large-scaled wine, even by the standards of this extravagant cuvée. It bursts from the glass with ripe aromas of kirsch, cassis, blueberries, charcoal and subtle wood smoke. On the palate the acids are fresh, and the wine's vast volume is nicely balanced out by mid-palate depth. This seems to bear a close kinship to the Rubenesque 2002 vintage, and is a real success in that paradigm. (WK) Inner quote mark (6/2017)

92 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Lusty richness drives this vintage of Hillside Select, from vines John and Doug Shafer planted in the 1970s on a series of knolls tucked under the Stag’s Leap escarpment. It has the site’s trademark tannins, as soft and savory as a bittersweet chocolate cake. The dark cherry-scented fruit is hidden behind the oak and the tannin for now, needing a decade to show its detail. For the cellar. Inner quote mark (12/2011)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Impressive for the density, complexity, focus and concentration, this hits the right notes, unveiling tiers of dusty berry, mocha, herb, cedar and anise flavors. Though the tannins flex their muscles, the flavors flow freely. (JL, Web Only-2017) Inner quote mark

91 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark As sure to bring disapproving scowls from the low-alcohol crowd as it is to enrapture fans of hedonistic, full-blown Cabernets, the latest Hillside Select is an enormous wine that holds nothing back in terms of ripeness, sweet oak and oh-so-deep fruit. It is no shrinking violet and is, if anything, a little more extravagant than is usual, but given the remarkable aging history of its predecessors, we are comfortable in predicting a decade or two of improvement. *Two stars* Inner quote mark (4/2012)


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