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Shafer 'Hillside Select' Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Hillside Select is a wine of a place, sourced from carefully selected blocks of Stags Leap District hillside vineyards. These grapes are small and deeply colored, with concentrated flavors enhanced by meticulous winemaking and extensive aging in French oak barrels. Hillside Select consistently expresses the voluptuous fruit, rich flavors, and velvety texture that characterize grapes grown in this renown AVA.

Grape Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Region: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Tasting Notes: Vivid aromas of blackberry, black cherry, warm earth, and baking spice. The flavors richly echo the wine’s aromas, adding juicy layers of summer briar fruit, berry compote, cinnamon, lively red and black plums, and mocha with a long, radiant finish. Structured tannins offer the promise of a lengthy, sumptuous tenure in your cellar.

Food Pairing: Juicy Ribeye Steak

Ratings:

  • Robert Parker 98/100
  • Wine Advocate 98/100