Shafer, Hillside Select 2018 Stags Leap District

16.5 ++

Hillside Select is produced each vintage from carefully selected blocks – including Sunspot, John’s Upper Seven, Venado Ilegal and Firebreak – of the hillside vineyards surrounding the winery, designed to express the voluptuous fruit, rich flavours and velvety texture that characterise Stags Leap District grapes. Aged 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels.
Massive, deep impenetrable colour. Lovely intensity on the nose, of youthful, briary and bitter black-cherry/damson fruit. Generous, plush palate with great length, fine tannins and plenty of oak yet to be fully soaked up by the concentrated fruit. Still youthful, this has masses of potential. (AWH)

Producer
Shafer
Cuvée
Hillside Select
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
15.5%
Score
16.5 ++
When to drink
2025
2035
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
Imported into the UK by Thorman Hunt