From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.
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The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the finest wines of the vintage...scents of vanilla, blackberry liqueur, crushed minerals, and a hint of white flowers. There is stunning intensity, tremendous purity, full body, and a remarkable,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 1500ml
The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the finest wines of the vintage. The 14.9% alcohol is barely noticeable given the amazing concentration and intensity. A saturated opaque purple color is followed by scents of vanilla, blackberry liqueur, crushed minerals, and a hint of white flowers. There is stunning intensity, tremendous purity, full body, and a remarkable, seamless finish (amazing given the elevated, austere tannin). Give the 1999 another 2-3 years of cellaring, and enjoy it over the following two decades or longer. A brilliant effort!
Good saturated ruby-red. Superripe aromas of currant tobacco coffee chocolate and maple syrup. Sweet lush and suave with a floral aspect; showing the vibrant juicy quality of the vintage s better examples. Really spreads out to coat the palate. Finishes with big sweet broad tannins and a mineral note. 94 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Since 1991, Shafer's Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon has unquestionably been one of the top dozen or so California Cabernets. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 32 months in 100% French oak casks (the majority Taransaud), it possesses the ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 1500ml
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