Shafer

Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Small winery, managed by Doug Shafer. Blend of 90% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot & 3% Malbec, aged, 20 months, 100% new French oak. Beautiful fruit & floral aromas, hints of savory spice. On the palate cherry & raspberry flavors with oak structure adding pepper, licorice & cacao. Firm tannins, approachable now, long ending with fruit & mineral edge. Had this about 2+ years ago, nice now but more cellaring will only benefit this beauty, if you can resist the temptation. Very Nice! — 13 days ago

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Wulf Losee

Wulf Losee

I don’t think I ever stopped in there. Now that things are opening up again, I think I will. Thanks!

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Getting better but still needs some more time to get the rough edges to soften.  — 2 months ago

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Yount Ridge Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Great wine. Tasted against Shafer, Raymond 2017 reserve, Ridge Estate 2017 and Bamare 2015 and it was my favorite — 4 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

A generous soul brought this to our college reunion/ get together BBQ-never a big fan of Cali Chard flavors (guava, pineapple, etc), I was won over by its tautness, silky mouthfeel, & fruit intensity. — a day ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2013

I have definitely not enough Shafer.... — 2 months ago

Myriame Dierick
with Myriame
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Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

No rating?
pascal cremers

pascal cremers

Thanks for trigger, Jeroen

Shafer Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Boom!!! Forget the words. Just savor and be blown away!! — 3 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Firebreak Stags Leap District Sangiovese Blend 2015

Nice night cap still very young. — 5 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2016

Dark and brooding. Needed a couple hours to fully open. Not our favorite style. — 15 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Brought by a friend for our dinner at Dia Deka. Decanted at the table and served about an hour after opening. Dark purple with scarlet purple rims. Totally opaque, dense like Guinness. Fruit forward nose. Notes of black fruit, mocha, earthy spices, blueberries, cedar wood, some smoke and some vanilla. Rich and dense in the mouth. Well balanced. Still a baby. Powerful stuff — a month ago

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Andy Hall

Andy Hall

This wine is so good and so consistent. One of my favorites! Nice selection!

Lucia Vineyards (Pisoni)

Gary's Vineyard Syrah 2017

Alex Lallos
9.2

Super nice. Cote rotie like. Roasted coffee, smoked meats and lots of dark fruit: supple, clean and decadent Note: if you’re not on the ‘Pisoni’ mailing list you’re missing out. Although you may not get ‘Pisoni’ Pisoni estate Pinot off the bat, you should load up on Lucia ‘slh’ Pinot which is 60% pisoni estate fruit and this Syrah which, along with Jeff Pisoni’s wife’s cattelaya label is maybe the best Syrah in America. Or among a select handful. It’s half as expensive as saxum, sqn and shafer but in my opinion twice as good. Boom @Jeff Pisoni — 2 months ago

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