Red wine

Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1989

RRP £312

A tough year, with a lot of rain. The nose is perfumed at first, turning meaty and violet-infused – a kind of sweet rot that isn’t unpleasant. There’s fresh green on the palate; again, not unpleasant but rather too evident for a wine this age. For all that, there’s brightness and juice, hints of lovely old washed leather, delicate tannins… Overall a lack of concentration and short length. A curiosity.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

0%

Drink dates

2020 - 2025

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