2014 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98+ (RP); 97 (JD); 97 (JS)
"Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 11/17