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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Your Price: $380.00
Optimum drinking: 2020-2065
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 2010 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. 

"A remarkable wine, the 2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has gone from strength to strength since it was in cask. It is stunningly rich, with classic, fragrant notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, vanilla, graphite and spring flowers. It exhibits an opaque purple color, with a full-bodied, massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness, and again, a flawless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It’s classic California Cabernet, but beautifully put together, showing impeccable craftsmanship and fabulous potential. This is obviously a very young, infantile style of Cabernet that won’t hit its prime for at least another decade and last close to half a century, based on how older vintages that were less well-endowed have matured from Shafer.” Robert Parker

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2010