Shafer Vineyards

7079442877 6154 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
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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. – Description from mriskic

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • OK, just had to spew my cajun dirty rice with Rosso di Montepulciano out my ... my ... WS$300 / magnum1991 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select94 WA$250 / bottle1993 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select94 WA$200 / bottle1999 Far Niente Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Cave Collection-$150 / bottle2000 Vérité Winery R... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • In getting together with some LA and OC wine folks yesterday, I brought along this 1961 Oddero Barolo to the party that also featured a '66 Lafite, and a '66 Haut Brion, among others. I had sourced this Barolo just last week as something to throw at the pair of old 1st growth wolves, and spice things up. Sitting here this morning, I can easily c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Epic Barolo


  • Shafer Vineyards Merlot Stags Leap Napa Valley 2008

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    [From "Merlot" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 24 August 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Hillside Select 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by minocencio


  • Shafer Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2011

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    Very clear pale yellow color.Fairly big nose--stone fruit, vanilla. A bit more fruit than I like to taste on the tip of the tongue--apple or apricot--gives an initial blast of "sweetness." Pretty good acid. Also, that vanilla that I detected on the nose does not show up on the palate. US$47.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I am pretty much prejudiced towards red wines.  However, that does not mean that I drink them exclusively.  I do drink quite a bit of white wine.  Probably, because, like most Americans my age, we are encouraged to bias out protein input away from red meats.  The good news for me is that I do love seafood and chicken.  So, that is really not a s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I'm Liking Napa Chardonnays


  • Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2010

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    Black currant on the nose, slight earthiness, big mouthfeel with a long finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Shafer One Point Five Cab 2010

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    Cherry, vanilla on the nose.... Nice mouthfeel with a long finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


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