Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
The long, cool vintage has endowed this wine with inky, midnight color, perfume-like aromas, and elegant flavors of black fruit that's rich and juicy down to the core, with enticing layers of cocoa, black tea, spice, subtle toast, and the kind of mouthfeel you only get with ripe, silky Stags Leap District tannins. Aged three years in barrel and one year in bottle prior to release, this Stags Leap District wine exhibits a pleasing overall balance of extract and elegance.
Shafer Vineyards is a 32,000 case winery in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District managed by the father and son team of John and Doug Shafer. The Shafer family owns and farms 200 acres of vineyards, sources for Shafer's cabernet sSauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, and syrah. Hillside Select is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon selected from the best fruit on Shafer's rugged, sustainably cultivated Hillside Estate vineyards. Aged three years in barrel and one year in bottle prior to release, this Stags Leap District wineexhibits a balance of extract and elegance, offering the pleasures of youthful boldness on release and rich nuance after a decade or more in the cellar.