Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 - Petite Cellars
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
SKU: 48257

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

  • ws97
  • st94


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Aromatically bright and youthful, this Hillside Select offers rich raspberry, jammy fruit, with seasonings of tobacco, herbs and minerals and a core of sweetness. This generously proportioned wine expands as it moves through the palate leaving behind an almost chocolate-like coating. It's masculine tannins are similar to the 1992 vintage of Hillside Select and should offer excellent aging potential.
Wine Spectator
  • ws97

A monumental wine, bold, rich, smooth and concentrated, with layers of ripe black cherry, currant, plum, anise and blackberry. A mix of ultraripe fruit with a measure of elegance and finesse, its tannins are supple and seamless. Best from 2005 through 2015. 2,200 cases made. -JL

James Laube, November 15, 2002
International Wine Cellar
  • st94

Good saturated ruby-red. Superripe aromas of currant, tobacco, coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Sweet, lush and suave, with a floral aspect; showing the vibrant, juicy quality of the vintage's better examples. Really spreads out to coat the palate. Finishes with big, sweet, broad tannins and a mineral note.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2003