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Shafer Vineyards traces its beginnings to 1972 when John Shafer left a 23-year career in the publishing industry and, with his family, moved to the Napa Valley to pursue a second career in wine. After purchasing a 210-acre estate in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, the Shafer family faced the arduous task of replanting the existing vineyards, which dated to the 1920s, and terracing the steep and rocky hillsides, eventually expanding vineyard acreage to its current 50 acres. Evolving from grape growers to vintners, the Shafers crushed their first Cabernet grapes in 1978 and began construction on their winery a year later. The first Shafer Cabernet became a benchmark, winning the acclaimed San Francisco Vintners Club taste-off upon release and, over a decade later taking first place in an international blind tasting held in Germany, where it outranked such wines as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Palmer. Doug Shafer became winemaker in 1983 after graduating from the University of California at Davis with a degree in enology and viticulture. A year later Elias Fernandez joined the winery as assistant winemaker. Together Doug and Elias have worked closely to forge the Shafer style of quality, consistency and elegance. New vineyards have been added over the years, with acreage acquired in the Oak Knoll, Stags Leap and Carneros districts, bringing the total Shafer vineyard acreage to over 200 acres. Winery facilities have been expanded and extensive caves carved into the hillside for aging wine. In 1994, Elias was appointed winemaker, and Doug took over the reins as president when John became chairman of the board. From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets. Visit the Shafer website.
Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2017

Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2017

ws 92
jd 92
we 92
A lengthy, warm summer allowed the fruit to hang in near ideal conditions for a long, long time producing clusters of fruit with vivid color, unrivaled flavors, and enticing aromas.  more
BN#714288

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Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

we 94
ws 93
jd 93
v 91
In your glass the wine introduces itself with enticing aromas of red and black fruit, baking spice, dark violets, lavender, wet stone, and cinnamon. The promise of all that delicious complexity is fulfilled with a racy Cabernet Sauvignon full of energy - juicy flavors of red plum, cherry, cassis, black ... more
BN#716682

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SKU 05989

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Price:$299.99

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Shafer Relentless 2016

Shafer Relentless 2016

jd 96
we 95
v 94
ws 92
The 2016 Relentless offers deep, elegant, meaty, gamey aromas and flavors that are pure Syrah. These are fused with blueberry, black pepper, wet stone, and black tea. The vintage offers an ideal balance of immensity and energy, along with a beautiful, silken texture in the mouth, a lengthy finish, and ... more
BN#703532

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

we 96
ws 91
Just when we thought this one would never grow up, we find it moving past primary fruit with elegant characteristics of cedar, tea and tobacco. Even so, expect the '97 to remain lively for a few years to come as it still offers big mouthfeel, dark color, with flavors of ... more
BN#204594

Price:$599.99

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SKU 28168

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

ws 92
v 92
With more herbs, cedar and tea than its '97 sibling, this one is embracing age. Ripe aromatics and big, balanced fruit flavors. Deep color in the center of the glass with brick at the edge, silky texture and maturing fruit, showing elements of black currant and dark spice with a ... more
BN#231343

Price:$349.50

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SKU 28167

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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018

This 25th vintage of our Chardonnay offers abundant, exotic aromas and flavors of citrus blossom, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and honeydew melon all held together with seamless structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, clean acidity.  more
BN#722925

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

we 95
ws 91
We wish we had more of this one in our cellar. It's gorgeous. Deep color with soft tannins and luscious fruit typical of our hillside vineyards. Aromatics offer a blend of currants, vanilla and mineral in the mouth and a long finish. This was our first vintage to perform berry ... more
BN#132506

Price:$425.00

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SKU 28169

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1993

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1993

ws 90
A very complete wine in a more subtle way than 1994; this one almost seems like it belongs in a line-up of our Hillside Selects from the late 1980s. Showing mature color with a brick-red rim; oak toast, plums and nice earth/mineral notes in the nose. Bright, refined fruit that ... more
BN#236181

Price:$287.55

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SKU 28164

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

ws 93
From one of the watershed years where a great vintage and winemaking experience came together. More complex with age offering tea, cedar, tobacco and leather. In an age plateau Hillside Select typically reaches at eight to ten years, where it holds for five or more years. Overall this wine seems ... more
BN#266954

Price:$569.99

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SKU 28165

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Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

we 94
At 14 years of age this Hillside Select still shows such richness - lively, lovely, dark and complex. Powerful, elegant and composed, with velvety brick color and maturing Cabernet flavors. Rich with great depth of flavor and a lingering finish.  more
BN#292548

Price:$569.99

$389.99

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SKU 28166

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