Shafer Vineyards

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 1999

voluminös & kräftig
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
14,9% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2010–2035
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Lobenberg: 96/100
Parker: 97/100
Galloni: 95/100
Falstaff: 95/100
Wine Spectator: 94/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Parker über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Parker: 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). Give the 1999 another 2-3 years of cellaring, and enjoy it over the following two decades or longer. A brilliant effort! 97/100


Galloni über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Galloni: Bright, saturated ruby. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, licorice, molten chocolate, mint and minerals; some very ripe suggestions. Generous, plush and powerful if still youthful and brooding. The flavors of dark berries and spices show a chocolatey ripeness as well as a savory tobacco quality. Conveys a strong impression of depth and a tactile impression of extract. This thick, savory wine finishes with strong but suave tannins and terrific breadth and length, filling the mouth without turning ponderous. Very impressive! 95/100


Falstaff über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Falstaff: Im Duft opulent und komplex mit wuchtiger Beerenfrucht von Cassis und Brombeere. Feine Röstaromen und elegante Holzwürze unterstützen die Frucht. Am Gaumen überzeugen perfekt eingebundene Tannine und ein kraftvoller, gleichzeitig eleganter Charakter. Mit längerem Luftkontakt entwickelt der Wein eine leichte Süße, die ihn recht reizvoll macht. 95/100


Wine Spectator über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Wine Spectator: 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. 94/100

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Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vinyards im Stags Leap District ist zweifellos eine der amerikanischen Vorzeige-Stories schlechthin. John R. Shafer hing in den frühen 70er Jahren mit 50 seinen alten Bürojob als Marketing-Experte an den Nagel und wollte Wein machen.