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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 [750ml/6cs]

$494.99 x 6
(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 6 bottles
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Type:
Red Table Wine
Varietal:
Cabernet & Cabernet Blends
Vintage:
2017
Country:
California
Region:
Napa Valley
Sub Region:
Stags Leap District
Winery:
Shafer Vineyards
Bottles / case:
6
Unit:
750 ml

Shafer’s signature wine, Hillside Select, is made entirely from the best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on  the winery’s hillside estate vineyards in Stags Leap District. The hillside fruit is small and deeply coloured. A reserve wine of limited production, it is undeniably a wine of place, exemplifying the rich, concentrated flavours and velvety texture of Stags Leap District fruit. Aged a full four years (32 months in French oak) prior to release, it is a collector’s wine.

“From the early nineties on, especially starting around 1994, the quality of [Shafer’s] wines soared to first-growth standards, and have remained there for the last twenty plus years. In fact, one can argue that no wine produced in the world over that twenty plus year period of time has scored as consistently highly as the Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Keep in mind, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their Stags Leap hillside vineyard that is aged 32 months in 100% new French oak, and from the early nineties on, most vintages have at least 25-50 years of aging potential.”

Robert Parker on Shafer’s Hillside Select, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select displays a deep garnet-purple colour, bursting from the glass with scents of blueberry pie, crème de cassis, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus nuances of cedar chest, clove oil, lavender and menthol. The richly fruited, full-bodied palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring gorgeous ripe, velvety tannins and fantastic freshness to support all the spicy black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed. An absolute triumph!”

98+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2020

“Wild blackberries and brambleberries on the nose with raw cocoa, cloves and crushed gravel. Violets and orange peel, too. It’s medium-bodied with wonderful purity and depth of fruit, interlaced with dark-chocolate flavours. Firm, well-integrated tannins. Complex and refined with fantastic energy. One of the finest Hillside Selects I have had. Better from 2024.”

98 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2021

“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is an insanely beautiful wine. The aromatics alone are pure seduction. Juicy, red berry fruit, crushed flower, cinnamon, blood orange and spice give the 2017 quite a bit of complexity, but it is the wine’s textural finesse and impeccable balance that elevate it to its place among the very finest wines of the year. Stylistically, the 2017 is a bit more red-toned in profile. Texturally, it is a bit lighter and less opulent than the norm, but that is not a bad thing. The 2017 has always been stellar from barrel, but the from-bottle tasting is the proof in the pudding. It’s a tour de force from Proprietor Doug Shafer and Winemaker Elias Fernandez.”

97 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2021

“Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select displays a deep garnet-purple colour, bursting from the glass with scents of blueberry pie, crème de cassis, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus nuances of cedar chest, clove oil, lavender and menthol. The richly fruited, full-bodied palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring gorgeous ripe, velvety tannins and fantastic freshness to support all the spicy black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed. An absolute triumph!”
98+ points, Wine Advocate, Oct 2020

“Moving to the two recent vintages from barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select offers a sweeter perfume and style that’s not far from the 2015. Lots of sweet red and blue fruits, toasted spices, and flower notes as well as subtle background oak all flow to a full-bodied, pure, beautifully balanced Cabernet that has silky tannins and more elegance and finesse than most in the vintage. Given its perfumed, already complex style, I suspect it will offer plenty of pleasure in its youth, yet it certainly has the structure for a long life as well.
”
95-97 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Jan 2020

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