Outstanding bottle of wine. Lighter in color, full flavor of cherry and raspberry, milk chocolate, spices, and a 30 second finish. Much better than the last bottle we drank a few months ago. No decant. This was a pop and pour. It was outstanding.
I love the focus and black currant fruit of this wine. Heavy on the oaky size and the flavor just explodes out of the glass. I can see this wine being much more balanced as it gains time in the bottle. One of the best Shafer HSS's I've ever tasted.
Had with friends at dinner at a local restaurant. Had Kosta Browne while waiting this to open up, so we were in good company. The Hillside was in great form; opened nicely and kept evolving. Not a bad sip in the bottle. Full but beautiful balance; black fruit, a hint of cedar; tannins there but in control. What a pleasure with our meal.
Un viejo amigo bien conocido. Contenido opulenta, denso. Plenamente aromática y larga, bien larga. No es tu Cabernet de todos los días y está dando pura satisfacción en este momento. Segunda posición entre los tintos.
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