Shafer, Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 1996


Twenty years on.

Saturated ruby.  Toasted, smoky-mealy and the flavors flash and pop like a Fourth-of-July sparkler.  Quite sweet and vinous, chambord and sloe atop a dense, bean-y quilt of chocolate and coffee.  The finish never lets up.  Pick me up off the floor so I can taste it again.  Now – 2020+.

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