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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 [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:
2018
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.

In the glass you’ll find rich, opulent aromas of blackberry, cocoa, black cherry, rhubarb, rose water, and espresso. The mouth is a juicy, energetic cascade of summer bramble fruit, cassis, black liquorice, red plum, fresh cracked pepper, and baking spice with a lengthy, compelling finish. All this decadence comes wrapped in ripe tannins for long-term aging in your cellar.

“So much black licorice in this, together with tar, blackcurrants, blackberries and slate. Full-bodied, but very toned and focused, with polish and energy. Extremely fine tannins and wonderful length. All about balance and purity. Gorgeous now, but this will age for decades to come. Great finish. Better after 2026.”
99 points, JamesSuckling.com, Feb 2022

“Lastly, the inky blue-hued 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select tastes like you’d expect: a primordial, inky, massive young Cabernet Sauvignon. Blue fruits, cassis, graphite, and liquid violets notes all define the bouquet, and it’s a rich, structured, massively endowed 2018 that hangs onto the purity and finesse-driven style of the vintage. It has a wealth of tannins yet more than enough fruit. It’s going to be a candidate for perfection and should evolve similarly to the 2016 (or maybe the 2014).”
97-100 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Jan 2020

“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a total knock-out, just as it was last year. Fresh, vibrant and wonderfully nuanced, the 2018 is simply magnificent. Red cherry jam, rose petal, cinnamon, violet, lavender and new leather all race out of the glass. More than anything else, I am so taken by the wine’s energy and freshness. I find less bombastic intensity than in some previous years. In fact, the 2018 might be the most polished, elegant Hillside Select I have ever tasted. In a word: dazzling.”
97-99 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2021

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