Shafer Hillside Select is quite simply a First Growth of Napa Cabernets. Every vintage is always one of the top releases from Napa. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, smoke, cedar, graphite and dust. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, there is cassis with layers of graphite, cedar and smoke. Nice complexity. This is just about fully mature at this point. Long finish. This is delicious on its own and will work well with roasted meats and veggies. Drink over the next ten to twelve years.