Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 1991

RRP £326

Fresh and bright, with great gouts of tar and roses coming out of the glass. The palate is dry now (still with a wash of juice), not lush but delicate, with mint and savoury spice and fresh ripe dark fruit. Elegant and restrained, this would grace any table tonight. Shafer: ‘This is the first year we thought we’d figured it out. The nose is pretty; there’s nice weight in the mouth. For the first time, we went for more ripeness, moving from green to black fruit. Up to now, we’d been received okay, but now people started clamouring for the wines.’

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Drink dates

2020 - 2027

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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