Red wine

Shafer Vineyards, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

RRP £244

Another young and vibrant wine, with some wonderful years ahead of it. The aromatics are pure hedgerow, earth and bramble and blackberries; the palate is rich, juicy, layered with red and black fruit, complex and mouthwatering. A wine to savour and interrogate, a masterclass in Napa skill. No longer knuckleheads in charge (cf 1985), that much is sure. Shafer: ‘A beautiful vintage. A warm, tannic year. Perfumed fragrance, a hint of black tar. Nice depth.’

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