Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 United States  California  Napa Valley  Stags Leap District Red Wine
Product ID: 29081
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.5
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"A beautiful reflection of both its vineyard and vintage. Room-filling, energetic aromas of juicy, dark fruit and white flowers are completed by complex, youthful core-flavors of blackberry, cassis, and black cherry along with delicate herbs, graphite, and smoke. The wine is smooth and balanced as it moves through the mouth. The texture is seamless and light on its feet with classic Stags Leap District tannins that are ripe and ready for aging. There’s a lot of lush, vivid pleasure in the bottle now with more to come with a few years in a good cellar." —winemaker
"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." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"A wine with incredible finesse and elegance. Blackberry, blueberry, mineral, violet and lavender aromas. Wet earth floor and stone. Full body, very fine tannins and fabulous freshness. The length and polish is truly exceptional. The hint of austerity makes it irresistible. A joy to drink. But has a great future ahead of it." —JamesSuckling.com
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Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine
Product ID: 29187
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
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