2010 Hillside Select Shafer Vineyards

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Price: £420.00 £350.00 Ex VAT
Current Availability: 1
Delivered By: 04/05/2018
  • Format : Bottles
  • Status : Duty Paid
  • Size : 1/75CL

The flagship wine of the Shafer estate is a beautiful effort for Cabernet Sauvignon receiving a multitude of spectacular reviews. It has room to age for a couple more decades, but is certainly available to drink now! 

Information About Shafer

What would become the Shafer estate has its roots in the 1880s with Napa Valley vinegrowing pioneers Jacob Ohl and C.H. Linderman who planted the first vineyards. Much later in 1972 the John Shafer buys up 209 acres of land and plants some plots of Cabernet Sauvignon which would go into the first Shafer Vineyards wine and later the renowned Hillside Select. His first step into winemaking is a single batch of Zinfandel. 

In 1983, two years after the first Cabernet Sauvignon from the Shafer estate is available for sale, John Shafer's son, Doug joins the winery as a winemaker. He is convinced that the Sunspot vineyard parcel produces a vastly superior Cabernet. In separating the crop of this parcel, Hillside Select is born. This is also the first vintage of Merlot from the estate. 

In the years following, the Shafer estate has only seen more growth and success, moving into sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, and now produces five different wines. 

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate

A remarkable wine, the 2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has gone from strength to strength since it was in cask. It is stunningly rich, with classic, fragrant notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, vanilla, graphite and spring flowers. It exhibits an opaque purple color, with a full-bodied, massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness, and again, a flawless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It’s classic California Cabernet, but beautifully put together, showing impeccable craftsmanship and fabulous potential. This is obviously a very young, infantile style of Cabernet that won’t hit its prime for at least another decade and last close to half a century, based on how older vintages that were less well-endowed have matured from Shafer.

Rating : 100/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

Cases Cost c/s per year
1-3 Cases£12.50
4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.

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