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Shafer 2016 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

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$324.99
SKU:
50308
UPC:
013528400023
Size:
750ml
Points:
100
Country/State:
USA-California
Vintage:
2016
Limit Per Customer:
1 unit

Product Overview

The 2016 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the Estate's rugged hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, fills the glass with aromas of blackberry, cassis, currant, wet stone, chocolate, briar fruit, and all spice. In the momentous mouth, from a foundation of lush, dark fruit, there emerges juicy red plum, raspberry, black pepper, and touches of lavender and anise. The tannins are ripe and silky, ready for right-now drinking, while offering the promise of beautiful things to come with cellaring.

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 32 months in French oak barrels (Allier and Troncais), 100% new
Vineyard Practices: Sustainable
Winemaker: Elias Fernandez

100 Points - Wine Advocate
"Very deep, vibrant purple-black colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select strides confidently out of the glass with expressive notions of blueberry preserves, Black Forest cake, cassis and cedar chest with touches of pencil lead, licorice, violets and sandalwood plus a an exotic waft of Indian spices. The rich, densely packed, full-bodied palate is at once thrillingly hedonic and perfectly poised, featuring a rock-solid frame of firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and tons of freshness, finishing epically long and with stunning opulence. Bravo!" -LPB, 2/13/20

100 Points - Vinous
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a wine of extraordinary beauty. The purity of the flavors is simply striking, but what really stands out is the wine's mind-blowing balance and total sense of harmony. An exotic mélange of inky blue/purplish fruit, spice, new leather, lavender and licorice build as this sumptuous, dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its alluring personality. In a word: magnificent!" -AG, Jan/2020

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Pure perfection, the prodigious 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select reveals an even deeper purple/blue hue as well as extraordinary notes of unsmoked tobacco, crushed rocks, graphite, crème de cassis, and blueberries. With a massive, full-bodied profile and a texture that builds incrementally on the palate, it has a stacked mid-palate, ultra-fine (yet lots of them) tannins, flawless balance, and a monster of a finish. It’s tight and closed at the moment, so hide bottles for a solid 7-8 years. It should age at a glacier pace." -JD, 1/31/20

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