Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Kona Wine Market

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
$415.00
$373.50

SKU 0135284000233

750ml

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The 2013 Hillside Select is a rich, expansive wine balanced by liveliness and energetic aromas and flavors. This vintage is a liquid feast of black cherry, dark chocolate, briar fruit, black tea, cola, blackberry, tobacco, and a touch of aromatic herbs. All this abundance comes wrapped in slate minerality while wearing its Stags Leap District tannins with silky ease. It may be difficult to put off drinking this 100% hillside Cabernet Sauvignon but it is sure to offer greater riches with time in your cellar.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
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James Suckling"Wonderful floral aromas with perfumed roses plus hints of blackcurrants and spearmint. Full-bodied and so powerful and muscular but always showing the brightness and beauty of fruit. Winemakers say this reminds them of the 1978, their first year. It certainly has the structure - "those tannins" as they put it. Finish is so impressive with tar, iron and spices. Available in September 2017. Try in 2023."

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Wine EnthusiastAmong the Napa Valley's most crowning achievements in Cabernet, this vintage of Hillside Select is stunning, bright and beguiling in every way. Intensely layered, its interwoven flavors burst in black licorice, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, gun smoke and garrigue. Spicy oak adds to the power and weight. Drinkable now, it will show even greater finesse in time; enjoy best 2023-2033 and possibly beyond.

Virginie Boone, April 2018
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Wine SpectatorGraceful and supple, rich and loamy, tilted toward the savory, herbal side of Cabernet, with modest cherry and currant notes. Displays deft balance and hints of anise and underbrush. Complex throughout. Drink now through 2030. 2,400 cases made.

James Laube, 2017