(97-99) Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
96 Points - Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni
96 Points - Wine Spectator
(93-95) Points - International Wine Cellar
Named "one of the New World's most profound Cabernet Sauvignons" by Robert Parker, Shafer Vineyards "Hillside Select" Cabernet Sauvignon has been matured for four years prior to release. An alluring nose of black cherry, cassis, espresso and violet leads to a dense, full-bodied palate brimming with notes of ripe berry, dark chocolate, leather, smoke, licorice and peppery spice. Ripe, silken tannins lend themselves to a lengthy finish, velvety texture and a refined structure which offers the potential for long term aging. Enjoy through 2028.