Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2004, Napa, CA (RP 99, WS96) 750 ML

Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2004, Napa, CA (RP 99, WS96) 750 ML

Red Wine


Professional Reviews: (this is a Magnum)

Robert Parker 99: "This vintage shocked me when I did my retrospective earlier this year, and the 2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select acquitted itself brilliantly in the vertical of Hillside Selects. It was a hot year, a relatively early harvest and there were worries that the heat had stressed the grapes, and there would be a lack of physiological ripeness and nuance. Those worries have not manifested themselves in this great Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky/purple-colored with notes of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, spring flowers, and a touch of toast, the wine is opulent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, just enough acidity to provide freshness, vibrancy and delineation, and a spectacular finish that goes on 40+ seconds. This is a killer, a showy and flamboyant style of Hillside Select that’s already drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for another 15-20 years."

Wine Spectator (96): "This remains a bold, opulent, fleshy style, with explosive layers of spice, blackberry, cedar and crushed rock, ending with firm, ripe tannins and touches of mocha. Tannins lock in the finish and hold the flavors in place.--2004 California Cabernet blind retrospective (August 2014). Drink now through 2026."



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