1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Another very bold and impressively concentrated effort, the 1999 bottling is a broad, many faceted Cabernet whose ample ripeness and generous appointment of rich oak are always complementary themes to its deep, vital, very well-focused fruit. It is still a young wine with a very long lifeline, yet, even now, it has bloomed into a *** beauty that will tempt present drinking. Originally reviewed at **.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Good saturated ruby-red. Superripe aromas of currant, tobacco, coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Sweet, lush and suave, with a floral aspect; showing the vibrant, juicy quality of the vintage's better examples. Really spreads out to coat the palate. Finishes with big, sweet, broad tannins and a mineral note.
    A monumental wine, bold, rich, smooth and concentrated, with layers of ripe black cherry, currant, plum, anise and blackberry. A mix of ultraripe fruit with a measure of elegance and finesse, its tannins are supple and seamless. Best from 2005 through 2015. 2,200 cases made. (JL)
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 94.5 pts. and median of 95 pts. in 77 notes)
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (96-98) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/02
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Robert Parker
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 88 (average year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit