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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
2010 Hillside Select
“…  Cassis, blackberry, blueberry, mocha and minerals on the nose, along with a mounting component of sweet oak … finishes with utterly seamless, noble tannins and great resounding length.  A great vintage for this perennial star...”
— Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2011 Relentless
“This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit … maintaining a fine balance … firm, chewy, peppery tannins.”
— James Laube, Wine Spectator

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.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

2012 Merlot
“Crushed blackberries compete with a hearty bouquet of violet in this gigantically powerful and structured wine … this is power at its best …”
— Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

2013 Red Shoulder Ranch
“… looks like one of their all-time greats, and to date they’ve all been very impressive wines … overall impression is one of brilliant richness subtly touched by smoke, but letting the fruit dominate.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

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