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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
“Openly rich and plush, with a dense core of mocha-laced blackberry, charry oak, subtle spice, hot brick and cedary, earthy notes, this hints at a rustic character and is edgy at points, yet the core intensity persists ...”
— James Laube, Wine Spectator

2012 Relentless
“bold and vibrant and meaty, with expected notes of black fruits and smoke and unexpectedly low astringency … reflects the tenacity of winemaker Elias Fernandez’ commitment to what the land of Napa has to offer.”
— Cathy Huyghe, Forbes.com

2013 One Point Five
“This is always a beautifully elegant wine from Shafer, and the 2013 is no exception. Blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit … in this medium-bodied, stylish and elegant wine.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

2013 Merlot
“… bright, inviting, black fruit-and-herb-driven …  delivers all you’d want, down to the long finish.”
— Peter M. Gianotti, Newsday

2014 Red Shoulder Ranch
“Energy and focus the two elements that stand out … another jewel of a wine from Shafer. ”
— Antonio Galloni, VinousMedia.com

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