Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010

RRP £392

The aromas are of blackcurrant skins, the fruit still on the bush and the hot sappy wafts coming up from the damp earth below. Great depth of flavour, the palate fresh and mineral (those mountain rocks again), with fine dense tannins and restrained violet perfume. The year was cool and damp, and ripeness was very slow to come. There’s a feeling we’re missing a cylinder here, and that’s the acidity. It’s a lovely wine that I’d drink tonight with dinner, but I might hesitate to lay it down beyond 2030.

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

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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