Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

If the Ancient Greek gods were around and drinking wine I bet this would be on their menu every night 100% estate grown and 100% CS varietal - three years in barrel - tobacco, tea and complex yet integrated tannins dusted in smoky clove scents. Intensely peppery, its youthful blackberry and cherry flavors shine through Inky in color, the wine pops with black and blue fruit, smoke and vanilla aromatics. Fat, rich and fleshy, the wine is packed with it all including the kitchen sink Decanted for three hours and served filet mignon with an amazing homemade BBQ hollandaise with grilled mushrooms NC sauce to celebrate the Wolfpack victory today - what a way to close out the evening - all full stomachs and world class smiles for all

If the Ancient Greek gods were around and drinking wine I bet this would be on their menu every night 100% estate grown and 100% CS varietal - three years in barrel - tobacco, tea and complex yet integrated tannins dusted in smoky clove scents. Intensely peppery, its youthful blackberry and cherry flavors shine through Inky in color, the wine pops with black and blue fruit, smoke and vanilla aromatics. Fat, rich and fleshy, the wine is packed with it all including the kitchen sink Decanted for three hours and served filet mignon with an amazing homemade BBQ hollandaise with grilled mushrooms NC sauce to celebrate the Wolfpack victory today - what a way to close out the evening - all full stomachs and world class smiles for all

9.8

Mike R Delectable Pro

Great wine for sure and RP hit it right at

Great wine for sure and RP hit it right at

9.6

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A total hedonistic turn-on, the 2012 has developed beautifully since I tasted it last year. The 2012 is not especially subtle. Instead it bursts from the glass with intense raciness and voluptuousness. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice and new leather flesh out on the opulent finish... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

A total hedonistic turn-on, the 2012 has developed beautifully since I tasted it last year. The 2012 is not especially subtle. Instead it bursts from the glass with intense raciness and voluptuousness. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice and new leather flesh out on the opulent finish... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

9.5

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Red berries, graphite, herbal and really, really Big!! Tight tannins, needs another ten years in the cellar.

Red berries, graphite, herbal and really, really Big!! Tight tannins, needs another ten years in the cellar.

9.1

Mike R Delectable Pro

Shafer hillside select - 2012 - I am using this beautiful beast of a Napa cab to release all stress, toxins and sadness and bring in positive thoughts, emotions and inspirations- Rest In Peace mom - your with your son and my brother now - your strong independence yet caring ways and values will live on through me and your grandsons - this is a RP 100 pointer and a prefect tribute to my mom - my wife and I have appreciated the kind comments of hope and prayers from the gang on Delectable - decanted 2 hours and man did this baby sing loud and in prefect pitch - this is all I love about Napa - just says I am here and don't dare challenge me - if I could afford and not be an offspring of my mother who liked to explore new as well enjoy the old dependable wines I would just drink this wine every time - I know it is young and this baby will only get better as it rests but I wanted to try and just a lush lovely lively beautiful expression of joy in a glass -

Shafer hillside select - 2012 - I am using this beautiful beast of a Napa cab to release all stress, toxins and sadness and bring in positive thoughts, emotions and inspirations- Rest In Peace mom - your with your son and my brother now - your strong independence yet caring ways and values will live on through me and your grandsons - this is a RP 100 pointer and a prefect tribute to my mom - my wife and I have appreciated the kind comments of hope and prayers from the gang on Delectable - decanted 2 hours and man did this baby sing loud and in prefect pitch - this is all I love about Napa - just says I am here and don't dare challenge me - if I could afford and not be an offspring of my mother who liked to explore new as well enjoy the old dependable wines I would just drink this wine every time - I know it is young and this baby will only get better as it rests but I wanted to try and just a lush lovely lively beautiful expression of joy in a glass -

9.8

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

The 2012 is surprising open with incredible texture and length

The 2012 is surprising open with incredible texture and length

Billy L.

Memorial Day Weekend Wines PNP RP

Memorial Day Weekend Wines PNP RP

9.2

Joe Flo

Very nice crème de cassis notes mixed with touch of toasty oak, blackberries, blueberries and cassis, a little hint of vanillin and a full-bodied. Killer vino

Very nice crème de cassis notes mixed with touch of toasty oak, blackberries, blueberries and cassis, a little hint of vanillin and a full-bodied. Killer vino

9.8

Kyle Volluz

Fantastic

Fantastic

9.5

Christopher Leonard

Needs about 3 more years

Needs about 3 more years

9.3

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

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