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Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Napa Valley 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

Showing beautifully while striking a balance between youth and age. Maturing a bit early, reflective of the vintage. Deep color with soft tannins and luscious fruit typical of our hillside vineyards. Aromatics offer a pleasing blend of currants, vanilla and mineral in the mouth and a long finish. This was our first vintage to do berry selection in the vineyard ensuring that the fruit we harvested was the best of the vintage. That work shows nicely here. This one has a long way to go.

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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.

Showing beautifully while striking a balance between youth and age. Maturing a bit early, reflective of the vintage. Deep color with soft tannins and luscious fruit typical of our hillside vineyards. Aromatics offer a pleasing blend of currants, vanilla and mineral in the mouth and a long finish. This was our first vintage to do berry selection in the vineyard ensuring that the fruit we harvested was the best of the vintage. That work shows nicely here. This one has a long way to go.

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