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30 Vintages of Shafer Hillside Select: The Evolution of a Classic Napa Cabernet

Shafer Vineyards' first vintage was an accidental success; the winery really hit its stride in the early 1990s

Posted: October 22, 2013  By James Laube

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2003 California Cabernet Retrospective: At Age 10, Wines Show the Year's Difficulties

In a recent blind tasting, a dozen wines shine, but overall the vintage comes up short compared to the surrounding years

Posted: July 31, 2013  By James Laube

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2002 California Cabernet Retrospective: Wines in Top Shape

In a recent blind tasting, 28 wines earn outstanding or classic scores; 10 years on, they still display power and finesse

Posted: May 29, 2012  By James Laube

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2001 California Cabernet Retrospective: Stunning at Age 10

Fourteen wines earn classic scores, with 37 more rating outstanding

Posted: June 27, 2011  By James Laube

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2000 California Cabernet Retrospective: A Garagiste Scores a Victory

4 wines stand out a decade on; slim pickings among 25 bottlings reflect the vintage’s challenges

Posted: April 22, 2011  By James Laube

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Retrospective: 1998 California Cabernets

A decade later, a few wines still shine from this challenging vintage

Posted: February 9, 2009  By James Laube

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Retrospective: 1987 California Cabernets

A few wines from this great vintage are holding on, but most have peaked

Posted: January 8, 2008  By James Laube

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Retrospective: 1997 California Cabernets

A decade down the line, the wines have reached a plateau, with many still outstanding but others mixed

Posted: January 7, 2008  By James Laube

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1997 Italy Retrospective Tasting Notes

Posted: December 5, 2007  

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Retrospective: 1997 Vintage Port

These wines are developing beautifully and are well-priced compared to other recent vintages

Posted: November 27, 2007  By James Suckling

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Retrospective: 1977 Vintage Port

At 30 years, this vintage is ripe for drinking, and if you don't already have the wines in your cellar, they can still be found for reasonable prices

Posted: November 26, 2007  By James Suckling

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1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Retrospective

A watershed vintage for France's Southern Rhône Valley, nine years later

Posted: July 30, 2007  By James Molesworth

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1997 California Cabernets Reach a Plateau

Results are mixed, but many wines are outstanding

Posted: February 25, 2007  By James Laube

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Retrospective: 1976 California Cabernet

Thirty years later, the wines are hit or miss

Posted: February 15, 2007  By James Laube

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Retrospective: 1986 California Cabernets

At age 20, wines from a once-great vintage have faded

Posted: February 14, 2007  By James Laube

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Retrospective: 1996 California Cabernets

The vintage's best wines can last another decade, but many bottlings lack opulence and show hard tannins

Posted: February 13, 2007  By James Laube

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1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Retrospective

Ten years after, a forgotten vintage matures superbly

Posted: December 12, 2005  By James Molesworth

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1975 California Cabernet Alphabetical List

Posted: June 16, 2005  

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1985 California Cabernet Alphabetical List

Posted: June 16, 2005  

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1975 California Cabernet Retrospective: The Past Still Lives

Amid an aging class of wines, a couple of stars

Posted: June 16, 2005  By James Laube

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