1985 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon "Hillside Select"
Stags Leap, Napa, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $ (Library wine)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

Delicious Cabernet. When first opened, a little closed; later, somewhat restrained and Bordeaux-like; but in the end, a full-blown California Cab with layers of cedar, sweet currants, tobacco, and licorice. Opaque dark purple color, lingering finish with an almost sweet feel because of the ripe fruit. It struck us that this wine is at a peak that will not last many years -- we recommend drinking this beauty up now. - HK 2000-12-22

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