Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

RRP £391

A cool, damp vintage after the hot 2004, and it shows in the wine. Plum freshness, with hints of biscuit or toast and graphite (sun-heated rock) on the nose. The palate is bright with some sweetness (dark fruits) but reined in, the tannins young and making themselves felt from the first sip. But those tannins come with a fresh juice wash. This is closed down now. Open a bottle every year or so to see how it’s coming along.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Drink dates

2022 - 2030

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Area

Stags Leap District AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

UK Stockist

Adam Lechmere

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