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    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP97
    • ST94
    Price: $259.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 54332

    Winemaker's Notes:

    After ten years this one continues to fill the glass with aromatic brightness and in the mouth offering raspberry, blackberry, cola and a richness of fruit; its liveliness is just beginning to show a more mature balance of tobacco, herbs and minerals and a core of sweetness. This generously proportioned wine offers a long, lingering. Its masculine tannins are similar to the 1992 vintage of Hillside Select and continue to offer excellent aging potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the finest wines of the vintage. The 14.9% alcohol is barely noticeable given the amazing concentration and intensity. A saturated opaque purple color is followed by scents of vanilla, blackberry liqueur, crushed minerals, and a hint of white flowers. There is stunning intensity, tremendous purity, full body, and a remarkable, seamless finish (amazing given the elevated, austere tannin).

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Combines the richness and power of youth with the subtleties of age. Big, ripe and expressive, with tiers of ripe currant, black cherry, plum and mocha, showing a touch of cedary oak and finishing with a long, pure, focused finish.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    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.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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