Shafer Vineyards

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2011

voluminös & kräftig
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
15,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2053
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Parker: 96/100
Suckling: 96/100
Galloni: 94–96/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2011


Lobenberg: Hochkonzentrierte Frucht, dunkle Beeren, Schokolade und Johannisbeeraromen. Dicht und seidig und lang. Einer der größten Weine der Welt und ein Monument des kalifornischen Weinbaus, zusammen mit dem Monte Bello von Ridge der langfristig vielleicht beste Rotwein der USA. 98-100/100


Parker über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Parker: Possibly the Cabernet Sauvignon of the vintage, is Shafer’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. Last year I thought it was a strong effort, but it’s even better now that it’s been bottled. With opaque black/purple color and notes of subtle burning charcoal embers, blueberry, blackberry and graphite, the wine has a certain Bordelais minerality, but then the richness of Napa kicks in. It’s full-bodied (somewhat unusual for a 2011) with lighter tannins, and no doubt the wine will be on a faster evolutionary track than vintages such as 2010, 2012 and 2013. Nevertheless, the Shafers and Elias said this was the toughest vintage they’d ever experienced. To be able to produce a compelling wine like this is a testament of their extraordinary skills and craftsmanship. This wine can be drunk now, or cellared for another 15-20 years. 96/100


Suckling über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Suckling: Extremely minty with dried flowers, dark berries and currants. Full body but refined, with super-integrated tannins. The wood, ripe fruit, tannin and acid balance is beautiful. Wonderful potential here. 96/100


Galloni über: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

-- Galloni: The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select comes across as quite classic and in need of quite a bit of time in barrel, something that won't be much of an issue, as the 2011 is likely to stay in oak for another year. Savory herbs, menthol, licorice and brilliant saline notes linger on the close. The 2011 is striking, but it is also a highly atypical Hillside Select. 94-96/100

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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.