1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
International Wine CellarRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000. Saturated ruby-red. Dusty aromas of black cherry, currant, licorice and menthol. Sweet, lush and velvety; fat and full. A generous, fruit-driven, impressively long wine with enticing currant and black plum flavors. Very ripe tannins coat the palate. Will the '97 eventually top this wine?
Wine.comDeep, dense color, silky texture and explosive fruit. Soft, yet rich, showing black currant, chocolate, cedar and spice. Focused and concentrated, with a long finish. Aging potential: 15-20 years