• Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 98+

    Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    98+pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth. Drink date: 2017 - 2039." Oct 2017

    Winery: "The 2014 Hillside Select is a classic, balanced, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. “The 2014 vintage opens with an aromatic wave of deep, intense fruit and spices such as black plum, blackberry pie filling, cassis, and anise, along with nutmeg, dark toast, and dried rose petals. The energy in the nose is just as dramatic in the mouth with open, beautiful ripeness, mocha, briar fruit, pomegranate, baking spice, and ripe tannins that collectors will recognize as offering the promise of sensational things to come in the cellar.”

    Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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    Aging: 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais)
    Region: Stag Leap District, Napa, California