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, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.
External Reviews for Shafer Vineyards Relentless Syrah Napa Valley
From Shafer Vineyards comes this incredible Syrah that's named for their winemaker Elia Fernandez, who's pursuit of quality is relentless. Robert Parker said "One of Napa’s most prominent and respected wineries, Shafer is a poster boy for remarkable and consistent quality across the board. All of this is the work of the brilliant father and son team of John and Doug Shafer as well as their long-term winemaker and vineyard manager, Elias Fernandez. With over 200-plus acres of estate holdings, and 55 surrounding their winery in Stags Leap, this is a winery that never seems to disappoint. The 2008 was just named Wine Spectator #1 Wine for 2012 and this 2009 is just as compelling. Wine Enthusiast scored it 92, Wine Advocate scored it 93 and the Wine Spectator just scored it 95 points saying "Brimming with dark, rich berry, loamy earth, crushed rock and espresso. This is a powerful expression that is also tapered and sophisticated, ending with all kinds of subtle nuances that come alive on the finish. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2013 through 2024." Extremely Limited!