Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

RRP £316

If there is one wine I would remortgage my house for, the 2013 is it. The nose gives little away at first, but gradually rose-petal perfume comes through with an undertow of blackcurrant and mint. It’s dramatically young and coiled on the palate; the tannins are tight; the fruit is dark and concentrated and buried but with such potential to break through. This is going to be delicious in five years, and by the end of the ’20s it will be hitting its stride. By the middle of the century it will be a velvet-toned, perfumed classic, still with years of fine old age ahead of it. A triumphant wine.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Drink dates

2024 - 2050

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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