1996 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet - 750ml

1996 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet - 750ml

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1996 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet - 98 pts!

Shafer Vineyards is a family-owned wine producer in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley. It is particularly known for its Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, regarded as one of the very finest wines in California. With the first wines appearing in 1978, Shafer Vineyards is one of the founding estates of – and a benchmark in quality for – the Stags Leap District AVA. The scores for Hillside Select have been incredibly consistent in the 97 to 100 point range. 

Shafer has around 57 hectares (140 acres) of vines in the Stags Leap District, spread out across several vineyards. The Hillside Estate vineyard has shallow, free-draining soils tha produce small, intensly flavored berries. The best blocks are used to make the Hillside Select, a plummy, cherry-laden wine with ripe tannins that will age well for a decade or more


Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1996
Rating RP98/WS93/ST93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Shafer Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP98 - 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 elegance and finesse one would expect from the Stag's Leap area, but also monumental power, richness, and intensity. The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the vintage's super-stars. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by super aromatics, immense body, great fruit extraction, superb purity and overall symmetry, as well as a 40+ second finish. Revealing exceptional intensity (but no heaviness) as well as perfectly integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this fabulous Cabernet will drink wonderfully for three decades. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS93

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1996
Rating RP98/WS93/ST93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Shafer Vineyards
Color Red
Production
2000 cases

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