1998 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet - 750ml

1998 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet - 750ml

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1998 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet - 94 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 1998
Rating RP94/WS92/ST90
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 RP94 - The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a candidate for wine of the vintage. It continues to gain weight, and is better each time I retaste it. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of graphite, vanilla, black currant liqueur, and minerals. This rich, full-bodied Cabernet offers sweet tannin, a layered texture, and a finish that lasts for 45-50 seconds. It is a splendid accomplishment in a difficult vintage. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS92

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1998
Rating RP94/WS92/ST90
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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