Shafer Vineyards 2006 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine of the Week Review

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Shafer Vineyards 2006 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Shafer Vineyards 2006 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: $215 Rating: 16.5/20 Region: Napa Valley (Stag’s Leap District), California Varietal:¬†100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 2,400 cases Alcohol: 14.9 percent Tasting Notes: While it’s always a good idea to cellar wine for a bit to give all of its components a chance to meld together and express themselves, the¬†Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon can age for much longer. It is aged for three years in the barrel and another year in the bottle before release, so you can experience its vivacity and complexity immediately. Longtime Shafer Vineyards winemaker Elias Fernandez pulls another winner with the 2006 Hillside Select. Its fragrant nose bursts with black fruit, smoke and pepper aromas that continue long on the palate. Sturdy tannins provide depth and structure. Food Pairings: Grilled or roasted lamb, beef and game; dishes featuring roasted red peppers or caramelized onions Other Cabernet Sauvignons we have tasted Check out GAYOT’s Napa Valley Travel Guide For more information, visit GAYOT’s Shafer Vineyards winery profile wine.com Related Content: Top 10 Father’s Day Wines Wine and Food Pairing Wine of the Week Reviews New Releases