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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 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2012

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2012

we 91
ws 90
The 2012 vintage gives the wine all the characters I love in this Chardonnay, just more of them. Your glass swims with floral aromas and flavors of white peach, honeysuckle, grapefruit peel, kiwi and toasted almond - a gorgeous, juicy bowl of fruit held together with pleasing minerality and lively, ... more
BN#521047

Price:$64.99

in mixed case $58.49

SKU 12968

Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

we 94
ws 90
From the moment you pull the cork on this vintage rich, tantalizing aromas fill the air with blackberry, black licorice, spice, rose petal, and cinnamon, leading to a lush, full-bodied wine offering juicy flavors of black and red plum, summer berries, pie crust, baked rhubarb, cinnamon, and warm briar jam ... more
BN#615534

Price:$116.99

in mixed case $105.29

SKU 06409

Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016

Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016

TD-9 is a proprietary blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He'd never grown grapes or made wine in ... more
BN#666815

Price:$78.99

in mixed case $71.09

SKU 20184

Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2011

Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2011

The long, cooler-than-average 2011 vintage held fruit maturation to a slow, even pace. To keep ripening on track we cut away more fruit than usual and for this we were richly rewarded at harvest with clusters laden with excellent color and elegant flavor.  more
BN#512265

Price:$63.99

in mixed case $57.59

SKU 12551





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