1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District

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Community Tasting Note

  • WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (99 points)

    June 29, 2013 - Deep dark-red, garnet. No signs of aging with bright, rich colors!
    Intense aromas of ripe Dark Berries with Cassis, Plum, Cherry and Fruit in Rum. Great complexity and concentration!
    Multilayered with Leather, Earth, Floral and Vanilla Sweetness.
    Traces of Mocha, Dark Chocolate and Tea.
    Later, more fresh Eucalypt, present Spices and Dried Herbs.
    Intriguing, inviting and simply perfect!
    Vital flavours of ripe Dark Fruit, Cassis, Blackberry and (Sour) Cherry.
    Some Minerality. Traces of Cedar, Leather and little Tar.
    Plenty of depth and a long soft and round finish with more Dark Fruits, Anise and some peppery spiciness!
    Perfect proportions, amazing complexity with great structure!

    Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, but beautifully aged with perfect structure, proportions and complexity.
    A wine setting the benchmark for premium Cabernet Sauvignon not only in Napa Valley and a wine to remember.
    Drinks perfectly now, but is good for decades to come.
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