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Shafer Vineyards 2010 "Hillside Select" Cabernet Sauvignon, CA

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)
Price: $250
KWG Score: 98
No. Professional Ratings: 4
# of Cases: 2,400
This opaque and midnight blue colored Cabernet is Excellent! It opens with a fragrant black currant and boysenberry bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black currant with notes of nicely integrated oak. I also detected of anise and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show terrific length. I would pair this gem with a Kobe cap steak at Grill 23 in Boston. Enjoy – Ken


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