Shafer Hillside Select 2014
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Red Wine
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, sauteed 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. -WA
Shafer began life in 1972 when John Shafer arrived in Napa with the hope of growing his own wine. He bought a plot of land in the Stags Leap hills, and terraced and replanted the steep vineyards.A Superstar in the Stags Leap District within Napa Valley, the winery has a distinct family-run appeal with wines that are crafted to emphasize quality and regional character. Shafer is one of the leading boutique wineries in America, with ratings from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker of between 88-100 points.