ITEM 36911

2004 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District

$349.98

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Wine Rating:

97WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2004

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 points

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better this year than it did in 2007. It possesses an inky/ruby/purple color, a juicy perfume of black currants, black cherries, graphite, charcoal, and toasty oak, superb opulence, a fleshy mid-palate, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a dazzling finish. This flamboyant, sexy Hillside Select can be enjoyed now and over the next 20 years. Celebrating 30 years of consistent quality and both critical and commercial success, this family run winery remains one of the most admirable operations in California. The Shafers have had tremendous success with their Relentless, which was first released in 1999. A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petite Sirah that spends 32 months in 100% new French oak, it is a remarkably consistent offering that rarely displays much oak. The Syrah is from Napas cool-climate Oak Knoll sector. One of the worlds most prodigious Cabernet Sauvignons is Shafers 2,000-case cuvee called Hillside Select. Always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak for a whopping 32 months, it boasts a gorgeous track record dating back to the early nineties, and just about every recent vintage has flirted with perfection.Tel. (707) 944-2877; Fax (707) 944-9454

Review Date: December 2008