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SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2007 (3) 100 WA


SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2007 STAGS LEAP DISTRICT. NAPA VALLEY. ONE OF THE PERFECT WINES FROM SHAFER IS THE 2007 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT. THINK IT OVER – IN THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY, SHAFER SCORED THREE PERFECT SCORES AND TWO 99S – THAT’S ABOUT AS HIGH A PRAISE AS I CAN GIVE ANY PRODUCER IN THE WORLD. OPAQUE PURPLE IN COLOR, THE 2007 HAS A STUNNING NOSE OF SWEET CRÈME DE CASSIS, BLACK CHERRIES, LICORICE, AND TOASTY OAK, A MULTILAYERED, FULL-THROTTLE PERSONALITY, AND A TEXTURE THAT BUILDS AND BUILDS. GREAT PURITY, FABULOUS FRUIT INTENSITY AND A RICHNESS WITHOUT HEAVINESS CHARACTERIZE THIS MASSIVE, PRODIGIOUS EFFORT FROM SHAFER. IT’S STILL VERY YOUNG, DESPITE THIS VINTAGE, WHICH SEEMS TO BE MATURING PRECOCIOUSLY. I DON’T BELIEVE THIS WINE WILL HIT ITS STRIDE FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 5-10 YEARS AND DRINK WELL FOR AT LEAST 2-3 DECADES. DECEMBER 2014 100 WA 3 BTS. PER LOT $1,400 - $1,700




Price Realised: $2280



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