Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

RRP £312

2014 was the first of three or four drought years. Pine needles coming through here on exotic fruit, with sweet Indian spices. Small berries bring intense, tight structure. The palate is dense, tight and full of power; the fruit dark and brooding, with some liquorice mellowing wild tannins. The whole is shot through with that wonderful violet perfume.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Drink dates

2024 - 2044

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Area

Stags Leap District AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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