Staying the Cabernet Course at Shafer Vineyards

Doug Shafer shares three vintages of Hillside Select Cabernet going back to 2001

Staying the Cabernet Course at Shafer Vineyards
Cabernet is the main attraction at Shafer, but the winery's Relentless Syrah was Wine Spectator's 2012 Wine of the Year. (Courtesy of Shafer Vineyards)
Feb 18, 2020

Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth visits with Doug Shafer for a non-blind tasting of three vintages of Hillside Select Cabernet going back to 2001.

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