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Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Napa Valley 2014

External Review by We Speak Wine:

2014 Hillside Select: The 2014 vintage opens with an aromatic wave of deep, intense fruit and spices such as black plum, blackberry pie filling, cassis, and anise, along with nutmeg, dark toast, and dried rose pedals. The energy in the nose is just as dramatic in the mouth with open, beautiful ripeness, mocha, briar fruit, pomegranate, baking spice, and ripe tannins that collectors will recognize as offering the promise of sensational things to come in the cellar. - Elias Fernandez, winemaker Vineyard Location: 100% Shafer’s Hillside Estate Vineyards in Stags Leap District including the vineyard blocks Sunspot, John’s Upper Seven, Venado Ilegal and Firebreak. The 2014 Growing Season: This was the third in a string of warm, sun-soaked vintages from spring through early autumn.The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Varietal Composition: 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Cooperage: 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.5% ** Only 3 in Stock **

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Shafer Vineyards:
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.

External Reviews for Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/11/2018

2014 Hillside Select: The 2014 vintage opens with an aromatic wave of deep, intense fruit and spices such as black plum, blackberry pie filling, cassis, and anise, along with nutmeg, dark toast, and dried rose pedals. The energy in the nose is just as dramatic in the mouth with open, beautiful ripeness, mocha, briar fruit, pomegranate, baking spice, and ripe tannins that collectors will recognize as offering the promise of sensational things to come in the cellar. - Elias Fernandez, winemaker Vineyard Location: 100% Shafer’s Hillside Estate Vineyards in Stags Leap District including the vineyard blocks Sunspot, John’s Upper Seven, Venado Ilegal and Firebreak. The 2014 Growing Season: This was the third in a string of warm, sun-soaked vintages from spring through early autumn.The consistency of daytime heat and evening coolness created a model growing season in which we harvested fruit with abundant color and concentration, along with enticing, rich aromatics. Varietal Composition: 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Cooperage: 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) Alcohol: 15.5% ** Only 3 in Stock **




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