1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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  • Wine_lvr Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 1, 2013 - Shafer Hillside Select Vertical Tasting (Switzerland): 1999! A vintage that never disappointed me. Much more affordable than the 1997 and 2001, 2002 but very close in quality. Over the past two years I purchased many California Cabs out of this "forgotten" vintage. Very few of the 1999 have disappointed me yet.

    The Hillside shows a deep, intensive garnet red. In the nose a plethora of ripe red berries and currant with hints of grapefruit (?). Nice harmony between sweetness, tannins and acidity. Easy to drink. Lots of berries, chalk and chocolate. I expect this wine to get better in a few more years. Drink until 2030.


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