A bold, expansive Stags Leap District wine
"This offers fruit in spades, delivering a lush, seductive profile of blueberry, açaí and cassis notes infused with mocha and sweet tobacco accents, ending with a melted licorice feel. Rich, polished and long." JM Wine Spectator
- 93 Wine Spectator, November 2020
- 91 Points Robert Parker, Oct 2019
- 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Merlot
Food Pairing: Steaks like ribeye and sirloin, slow-braised venison or a big juicy grilled Portabello mushroom.
Cellaring: Drink now through 2030
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Hillside Select is widely recognized as one of Napa Valley's benchmarks for great wine, but it hardly looked like a star early on.