DeLille Cellars 2013 Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2013 Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon starts off with a vibrant and ripe bouquet of star anise, sage and gobs of mixed berries and fruit, along with chocolate, white pepper and almonds.
In the mouth this fruit-driven wine is already showing rich raspberries, cherries, strawberries and currants. Great verb and intensity. Restrained cedar oak notes and soft polished tannins round out this wine nicely.
Review by Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, June 2016
"A new cuvee from this estate and from a vineyard in the northeast portion of Red Mountain, the sensational 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Shaw Red Mountain Vineyard is a big, concentrated Cabernet that offers tons of blackcurrants, graphite, crushed rock, licorice and sweet oak in a full-bodied, seamless and elegant package. Possessing fabulous purity and tons of tannic grip, a good portion of which are covered by sweet fruit, this beautiful wine is certainly approachable now due to its balance and purity of fruit, but needs 6-7 years of cellaring and will keep for 15-20 years.