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2015 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Hillside Select"

Shafer 2015 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hillside Select"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stags Leap

State or country: CA

Price: $310

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 98 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97)

Review date: October 4, 2019

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark red colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Shafer is quite impressive. It opens with a very inviting black currant and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced and super refined. The flavor profile is a delicious black currant and black cherry blend with refined minerality and oak. I also detected a hint of pomegranate as well. The finish is dry and its well-managed tannins sail away over a very long time. If you can afford this gem, be sure to share it with a very special friend while dining on a dry-aged ribeye steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 vintage gave us smaller berries packed with an immensity of pure, opulent aromas and flavors. This rich, polished hillside Cabernet Sauvignon overflows with briary black fruit, juicy black cherry, racy dried cranberry, black licorice, and freshly cracked pepper with elegant touches of cedar, baking spice, and wet stone. The finish is generous and persistent, while the tannins are ripe and integrated offering both a pleasurable experience now and the kind of structure that promises even more beauty with time.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Shafer 2015 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon.

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