Red wine

Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

RRP £429

A cool and long vintage. Fine nose with tar and potpourri, mint and very sweet, fresh black fruit aromas. This is layered and deep but pleasantly unassertive (though my tasting colleague Elaine Brown reckons it has oomph). The fine tannins come from small berries, which give the wine its concentration and precision. The fruit is dark, savoury and opulent.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

0%

Drink dates

2020 - 2040

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