Hillside Select 2018 es un vino premiado por la crítica y procede de viñedos cuidadosamente seleccionados de Stags Leap. Expresa los aromas de fruta negra y la textura aterciopelada que caracterizan a la Cabernet sauvignon. Sus taninos estructurados prometen una larga evolución en botella.

Ficha técnica

La bodega
15.5% vol.
100% Cabernet sauvignon
Napa Valley


Aromas de mora, cereza negra, tierra cálida y especias horneadas.
Los sabores se hacen eco de los aromas del vino, añadiendo jugosas capas de fruta de zarza de verano, compota de bayas, canela, ciruelas rojas y negras vivas y moca con un final largo y radiante.

Opinión de los críticos

Jeb Dunnuck:

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is another perfect wine, although readers will need to have patience, as it’s still a baby. Deep purple-hued with a perfumed, vibrant bouquet of blue fruits, graphite, spring flowers, and lead pencil, it’s full-bodied, sensationally concentrated, has perfectly integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, not a hard edge to be found, and an incredible finish. This monumental Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 7-8 years away from maturity and will have 40-50 years of overall longevity.

James Suckling:

So much black licorice in this, together with tar, blackcurrants, blackberries and slate. Full-bodied, but very toned and focused, with polish and energy. Extremely fine tannins and wonderful length. All about balance and purity. Gorgeous now, but this will age for decades to come. Great finish. Better after 2026.




The Wine Advocate:

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select displays a deep garnet-purple color. It charges out of the gate with bold crème de cassis, blueberry pie and black cherry preserves notes, plus hints of smoked meats, fragrant earth and tar, with a fragrant waft of violets and Provence herbs. Full-bodied, the palate is packed with muscular black fruits, supported by a solid foundation of firm, grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long with an enticing herbal lift.

Wine Enthusiast:

Shafer's iconic, flagship wine is richly textured and flavor packed. It starts with a minty, figgy, bay-leaf aroma before full, ripe, bold black fruits, tobacco and oak spices take over the palate, accompanied by masses of velvety tannins. Excellent depth and concentration will help it age well.