For auction at Storycatchers Theatre 2020 Gala Brunch

Six (6) bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon valued at $250-$430/bottle. Details below. 

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 

  • Three bottles of the 2012 vintage.
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select […] looks like another three-digit wine in the making. […] This is a beauty, with crème de cassis notes intermixed with spring flowers, a touch of toasty oak, blackberries, blueberries and cassis, as well as licorice, vanillin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. […] No doubt this is a 30- to 50-year wine if you want to cellar it properly and nibble on it over a long period of time, but it will be much more approachable in its youth than most Hillside Selects tend to be. This is, once again, a fabulous effort.  Barrel Sample: 98-100 Points 

  • Wine Enthusiast 

The highly sought-after, perennially beautiful and brawny Hillside Select is 100% estate grown and 100% varietal. It wows after three years in barrel, painting a lush picture of tobacco, tea and firm, integrated tannin dusted in smoky clove scents. Intensely peppery, its youthful blackberry and cherry flavors shine through but will benefit from even more time in bottle, through 2032. Cellar Selection  

  • One bottle of the 2015 Vintage. 
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious scents of crème de cassis, warm black cherries, plum preserves and Indian spices with hints of lilacs, garrigue, stewed tea and cigar box plus a waft of charcuterie. Full-bodied, rich, boldly fruited and wildly decadent, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing with loads of earthy and savory layers. Rating: 98+ 

  • One bottle of the 2010 Vintage.
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select offers a mind-blowing display of blue, red and black fruits along with licorice and floral notes. The prodigious aromatics are followed by a precise, rich, pure blast of inky black currant, blueberry and mulberry flavors. The oak is virtually undetectable, and the wine, for all its power, richness and depth, is incredibly light on its feet and ethereal. It should drink well for 3 to 4 decades. 

  • One bottle of the 2006 Vintage.
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a stunningly rich effort displaying notes of licorice, cassis, camphor and subtle toast along with a full-bodied, powerful texture and richness. Very pure with surprisingly sweet tannins, its long finish lasts over 40 seconds. It should drink well for 25+ years.