1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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Community Tasting Note

  • MDV wrote: (98 points)

    February 12, 2013 - Decanted 3 hours at room temp.
    Deep dark purple hue, young in appearance.
    At first some youth on the nose, very strident boysenberry nose.
    Well endowed, with huge gobs of intense fat fruit, boysenberry, powerful yet soft creamy blackberry, leather, slight graphite/lead pencil, with mocha hints, smidgeon of mint. Not showing too much on the secondary components but doubt that it ever will, as it’s all fruit pretty much.
    Silky in texture, meticulously constructed and ready for consumption.
    Nigh on perfect Napa cab. If CA cab is your thing, this surely hits it out the park, a masterpiece. Now thru 2035


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