Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, meticulously crafted by winemaker Elias Fernandez, is a true embodiment of the Stags Leap District’s essence. This wine is a tribute to the vineyards, carefully selected from the district’s hillside blocks, and the artistry of winemaking that turns their fruit into something truly exceptional.
In the glass, it reveals an intense, almost impenetrable hue, a testament to the concentration of flavors held within. The nose is a captivating symphony of black cherry, cedar, cassis, and the sweetness of juicy red summer berries, accentuated by delicate floral undertones.
On the palate, this vintage unfolds like a story, with layers of complexity that mesmerize the senses. Dark fruit intertwines with nuances of tobacco, espresso, black olive, red plum, and black tea. The mid-palate is expansive, supported by ripe, seamlessly integrated tannins that provide depth and structure, culminating in a profoundly enduring finish.
Critical acclaim has rightfully praised this vintage, with Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarding it 98 points, noting its density and concentration. James Suckling bestows another 98 points, lauding its beautiful nose and superb depth. Jeb Dunnuck echoes the sentiment with 98 points, emphasizing its balance and elegance. Wine Enthusiast gives it 97 points, recognizing its excellence, while Wine Spectator, with 94 points, highlights its ripe and exuberant style.
In summary, Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a masterpiece, showcasing the pedigree of Stags Leap District fruit and the mastery of winemaking. It’s a wine that invites you to savor its elegance, complexity, and potential to age gracefully for decades. This is a true gem in the world of California Cabernet Sauvignon.