2011 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
2011 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml


 
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Rating: 96 Points (James Suckling)

WineMaker's Notes: A 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. This release offers classic richness, youthful elegance and texture. The wine introduces itself with alluring, perfumy aromatics followed by flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate, smoke, peppery spice and a touch of vanilla. The tannins are ripe and refined, holding out great promise for decades of cellar age. Truly a "wine of a place," this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the extraordinary richness and suppleness consistently produced in our little valley within a valley in the heart of Stags Leap District. Hillside Select is aged a full four years prior to release (three years in Alliers and Tronçais oak barrels and 15 months in the bottle). While enjoyable today, this wine will gain richness and maturity with up to 20 years of careful cellaring. (Shafer Vineyards)

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
“After three years in the barrel and another year in bottle, this Hillside Select offers youthful vibrancy along with the promise of the riches of age. Both in the nose and in the mouth it’s brimming with mulberry and bramble fruit as well as tantalizing layers of chocolate, black truffle, tobacco, herbs, nutmeg, cinnamon and, a slate-like minerality. The brightness of the vintage’s acidity follows all the way through to the long, lifted finish.” (Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez) "“… one of the New World’s most profound Cabernet Sauvignons …”

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