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Robert M. Parker reviews a complete vertical of Hillside Select
After tasting through a complete vertical of Hillside Select (1983 - 2013), Robert M. Parker, Jr. has published his tasting notes. Click here for a complete version (PDF).
What others are saying
2011 Hillside Select
“The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is gorgeous. Shafer fans will delight in a super-expressive, nuanced wine ...”
— Antonio Galloni,

2012 Relentless
“... full-bodied, juicy, succulent, flamboyant, with blueberry and blackberry fruit galore, lots of glycerin and a massive mouthfeel … stunning wine.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

2012 One Point Five
“… a glorious bouquet of blue and black fruits, acacia flowers and wild berry fruit … This may turn out to be the finest One Point Five Shafer has yet produced … brilliance is written all over it.”
— Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

2013 Merlot
“… exhibits dense ruby/plum color, sweet berry fruit mixed with background oak, soil undertones and a touch of unsmoked cigar tobacco. A little chocolate is also in the mix.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

2013 Red Shoulder Ranch
“… outstanding … delivers tropical and citrus fruits, spirited acidity and typical depth. ”
— Peter M. Gianotti, Newsday

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