Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California 750ml

100% Cabernet Sauvignon selected from the best fruit on the rugged, sustainably cultivated Hillside Estate Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. Hillside Select is a wine of a place, produced each vintage from carefully selected blocks of the hillside vineyards surrounding the winery. These grapes are small and deeply colored, with concentrated flavors enhanced by meticulous winemaking and extensive aging in French oak barrels. Aged 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels. “The 2015 vintage gave us smaller berries packed with an immensity of pure, opulent aromas and flavors. This rich, polished hillside Cabernet Sauvignon overflows with briary black fruit, juicy black cherry, racy dried cranberry, black licorice, and freshly cracked pepper with elegant touches of cedar, baking spice, and wet stone. The finish is generous and persistent, while the tannins are ripe and integrated offering both a pleasurable experience now and the kind of structure that promises even more beauty with time.” – Winemaker Elias Fernandez