2013 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

2013 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Regular price $349.99
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Country: U.S.A.

Region: Napa Valley

Vintage: 2013

Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)

Size: 750 ml

Rating(s): 98+ (RP); 98 (JD); 99 (JS)

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select will probably hit the magic three-digit score, but it is a more backward style of wine, although probably even more concentrated than the 2012, and that’s saying something. Fabulous potential of 30-50 years is evident in this profound bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon that is inky blue/black to the rim and offers up notes of charcoal embers, scorched earth, blackberries, cassis, blueberries, a hint of coffee, and background barrique smells. Massively concentrated but incredibly elegant and poised, this is a wine of great energy and vibrancy. It is fabulously deep, built like a skyscraper, and set for an incredibly long life. Try not to consume a bottle for at least another 4-5 years and then watch the magic unfold."

Robert Parker (RP) - 10/16