As super high quality wines go, you are either going to pay a premium price at a 5 star restaurant, buy a bottle/case at auction or get on a long waiting list at the vineyard. Such is the case with the September 2014 release of the 2010 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon which is currently available at Roy’s Liquor in Summerlin, Nevada.
The Shafer Vinyards website states, “We are thrilled to offer 2010 Hillside Select, a 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. This release offers classic richness, youthful elegance and texture. The wine introduces itself with alluring, perfumy aromatics followed by flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate, smoke, peppery spice and a touch of vanilla. The tannins are ripe and refined, holding out great promise for decades of cellar age.
Truly a “wine of a place,” this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the extraordinary richness and suppleness consistently produced in our little valley within a valley in the heart of Stags Leap District.
Hillside Select is aged a full four years prior to release (three years in Alliers and Tronçais oak barrels and 15 months in the bottle). While enjoyable today, this wine will gain richness and maturity with up to 20 years of careful cellaring.
If you go to the newsletter sign up page at the Shafer Vinyards website, they state you could be on the waiting list for as long as two years to get the opportunity to order a bottle of this wine.
At wine.com a bottle recently sold for $379. We have a six bottle case in stock at this time. We may consider breaking the case but would prefer not to. If you have any interest at all, please stop by and see me.
And of course we have access to many hard to get quality wines and can place a special order for you, competitively priced.
We also have gift baskets.