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SHAFER CAB HILLSIDE SELECT '12

SHAFER CAB HILLSIDE SELECT '12

SHAFCAB12HS
Region
Napa Valley
Appellation
Stags Leap District

Type
Red
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Spectator
96
Robert Parker
100
Wine Advocate
100
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SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON "HILLSIDE SELECT", STAGS LEAP DISTRICT NAPA VALLEY 2012

Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

98-100 Points

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is not in bottle, but it looks like another three-digit wine in the making. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.3% natural alcohol, but tasters will never feel any “heat” tasting it. This is a beauty, with crème de cassis notes intermixed with spring flowers, a touch of toasty oak, blackberries, blueberries and cassis, as well as licorice, vanillin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. At this stage, it is more voluptuous and opulent than the 2010, simply because that’s the hallmark style of the 2012. No doubt this is a 30- to 50-year wine if you want to cellar it properly and nibble on it over a long period of time, but it will be much more approachable in its youth than most Hillside Selects tend to be. This is, once again, a fabulous effort.

Wine Spectator

96 Points

Amazing from first sip to last, remarkably complex, layered and textured, smooth and supple, with a seductive creamy mocha oak presence to the long, expansive aftertaste, where the flavors cascade on top of one another and excite with anise and cedar. Drink now through 2032.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Wine Spectator
96
Robert Parker
100
Wine Advocate
100
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