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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Your Price: $425.00
One bottle available
Producer: Shafer Vineyards
Optimum drinking: 2020-2050
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Doug Shafer
Appellation: North Coast, Napa, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Shafer's Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was rated a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker, another great score for Shafer's flagship wine, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 32 months in new French oak.

Shafer Vineyards is one of California's finest wineries. It was established in 1972 by John Shafer, who changed from publisher to winemaker, moving to the Napa with his family. The Shafer family replanted existing vineyards in the Stag’s Leap District, before producing their first wine in 1978. 

"...one of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon… production is small, and the wine an incredible example of Cabernet Sauvignon…this can generally be expected to be one of the top dozen or so Cabernet Sauvignons in virtually any vintage in Napa, and certainly possesses 25 to possibly 50 years of aging potential. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a perfect wine. It elicits more than a few “wows” when you smell the incredible notes of charcoal, graphite and subtle toast, buttressed and dominated by blackcurrant, blackberry and blueberry fruit. The purity of these fruits, the multidimensional mouthfeel, the seamless integration of acid, alcohol, tannin and wood are all flawless. The 2012 signature adds an extravagant opulence and density that is just mind-boggling, and the wine is a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on already, although it has 30+ years of life ahead of it." Robert Parker

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Golden West Wines