Hillside Select is created from a curated selection of 14 small vineyard blocks planted within an eons-old amphitheater-like structure of rock and volcanic soil that surrounds the winery buildings. Thanks to scant soil nutrients and moisture, the yields at harvest are meager and the berries are small. They come in about the size of blueberries. This Stags Leap District site鈥檚 combination of rugged, arid soil and climate gives birth to a lush Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with dark color and intense, classic flavor. The Shafer team has been fortunate to produce Cabernet Sauvignon from these rocky, roughhewn hillsides in Stags Leap District since 1978. Year after year this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a dramatic expression of this ideal site. Shafer Hillside Select is a classic, balanced, powerful cabernet sourced from their rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley鈥檚 Stags Leap District.

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