Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Collectors Series Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 07:30 PM

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"It wasn't always like this. Before Paris, people didn't drink our wine. I mean, my friends did. But you could hardly consider their palates discerning..."

Bo Barrett - Bottle Shock

 

 

We are big fans of Shafer Vineyards so when our good friend from Shafer Melinda Barrett asked if we wanted to host a Hillside Select Collector series event I knew that we had a lot of Shafer Hillside Select collectors out there that would love to bring a bottle out of their cellar to share with our group tonight.

 

Our collector series tasting event is where we ask you, our wine drinking people, to come up with some wine from your wine collection to add to the party in exchange for your ticket to the event.  That’s correct the collector series tasting means you must bring a bottle of Shafer Hillside Select from your cellar to attend the event.   The catch is we only need one bottle of each vintage of Hillside Select for this event and we already have three vintages spoken for.

 

 

Shafer Hillside Select Collectors Cellar Tasting

with Special Guest Melinda Barrett

Saturday, March 9th

7:30pm

 

Let me explain further- this is a two-part event:

The first part of the evening begins at 7:30pm, this is where we will be tasting through a selection of new releases of Shafer Vineyards.  This will be a happy hour style event at the bar.  The wines we will be showing are the ones below.


2022 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros
Price: $78.75        Your Price: $69.30

(94 Points) A modern-day classic, Shafer's 2022 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch continues the tradition, delivering pristine pineapple notes alongside hints of citrus curd, pencil shavings and mocha. Full-bodied, round and generous, this no-malolactic-fermentation Chardonnay harmoniously tapers down into a clean, crisp finish.  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2021 Shafer TD-9 Napa
Price: $89.25        Your Price: $78.54

TD-9 is a proprietary blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He’d never grown grapes or made wine in his life. That spirit of risk-taking and adventure still guides Shafer today and inspired the creation of this new wine.


2019 Shafer Relentless Syrah Napa
Price: $112.00        Your Price: $98.56


2021 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON ONE POINT FIVE NAPA
Price: $141.00        Your Price: $124.08

(96 Points) More Cabernet-dominated, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five checks in as 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, and a splash of Malbec. It has incredible purity in its cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and camphor on the nose and a concentrated, medium to full-bodied, layered style on the palate that stays tighter and more compact than the TD-9.  Jeb Dunnuck

 

 

Part two of the evening is dinner with your bottles of Hillside Select.


Here are the vintages of Shafer Hillside Select that we have already:

1985 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

1992 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

1995 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

1996 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2001 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2004 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2005 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2006 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2010  Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2012 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2013 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2015 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2016 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2018 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

 


(I will add the vintages as people respond with the vintage they are bringing)

 

If you do not have a bottle of Shafer Hillside Select in your cellar we have a few vintages available here at Wine Watch.

 

Vintages of Shafer Hillside Select available at Wine Watch:


1989 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa
Price: $395.00        Sale Price: $300.00        Quantity in Stock: 15


2018 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Price: $412.50        Your Price: $363.00        Quantity in Stock: 5

(98+ Points) Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select displays a deep garnet-purple color. It charges out of the gate with bold crème de cassis, blueberry pie and black cherry preserves notes, plus hints of smoked meats, fragrant earth and tar, with a fragrant waft of violets and Provence herbs. Full-bodied, the palate is packed with muscular black fruits, supported by a solid foundation of firm, grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long with an enticing herbal lift. End of November 2021, The Wine Advocate

2019 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT NAPA
Price: $412.50        Your Price: $363.00

(98 Points) Sourced from specific blocks of estate-grown fruit, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is another highly successful vintage. All Cabernet Sauvignon aged 32 months in 100% new French oak, it boasts intense aromas of pencil shavings, dark loam, cassis and plum on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied, super-ripe, rich, dense and concentrated—a truly impressive California vin de garde. Tannic but ripe, it finishes long and firm on the finish, adding a hint of mocha. To be released in September 2023, it's a strong showing and hopefully an indication that quality will remain high under the new ownership.  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 


Menu

Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie

Grilled Vegetable and Burrata Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette

Tuna and wild mushroom tartar with lavender Aioli

NY Sirloin with Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction and Creme Friache Mashed Potatoes

Double Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pecan Pie

 

Every person that attends the dinner must have a bottle of Shafer Hillside Select to contribute to the dinner to attend this event.  The fee for dinner is $150 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  

 

The rest of the Shafer wines we have in the store on SALE!!


2017 Shafer Relentless Syrah
Price: $111.00        Your Price: $97.68        Quantity in Stock: 4

(92 Points) Composed of 86% Syrah and 14% Petite Sirah, the 2017 Relentless has a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant notes of cracked black pepper, licorice and violets over a core of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and mulberries plus an earthy waft of tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely purity and freshness, featuring ripe, rounded tannins and lots of pepper and spice layers, finishing refreshingly savory.    -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 

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