Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

RRP £300

I can’t get to grips with this nose: sweet, juicy red berry top notes, then some Christmas fruit. It seems very evolved, an impression that is carried through on a meaty, savoury palate. The tannins are fresh, open, fine and juicy; the palate all deep dark layers. Is it a bit hot on the finish maybe? This was the first time they filtered less, Shafer says. ‘There’s a hint of riding the edge of ripeness.’

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Drink dates

2020 - 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

Selected merchants and secondary market

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