I was blown away by the brilliance of the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon. Loaded with fruit, this blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Merlot tips the scales at 14.8% natural alcohol, all of which is hidden beneath a cascade of gorgeous black currant fruit intermixed with toasty oak and hints of charcoal and pen ink. Exhibiting a full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured mouthfeel, it is a pure, dense, classic Napa Cabernet that should drink well for another 10-15 years. I wish I had realized what a great wine this was early on, as it was never that expensive. (RP)
Rarely does Shafer's Napa Valley Cabernet achieve the textural richness of its iconic Hillside Select. But in '02, the wine is as supple and delicious as fresh black cherries dipped in chocolate. The color is opaque, the texture voluptuous, brought back to earth by the dusty tannin. Those tannins predict good cellar potential.
Firm, dark, rich and concentrated, with layers of spicy, grapey plum, currant and blackberry, with hints of herb, coffee and cedary oak. The tannins are tight yet ripe and the finish sails on.
Bright ruby-red. Cassis, cherry, minerals, flowers and nutty oak on the nose. Suave, intense and light on its feet, with juicy, penetrating flavors of dark berries, spices and mint, enlivened by firm balancing acids and lifted by a floral note. Finishes with fine, firm, dusty tannins and a hint of black pepper.
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