Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2014

An excellent Chardonnay. Rich, fruity and a touch of oaky flavor. — 16 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

The ’18 is a blend of a blend of 56% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 months on new French oak, blend changes each year. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, sweet spice and smoky oak scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plums with vanilla, licorice and cacao, lively acidity. Fine ripe round tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and toasty earthy character. Outstanding! — 7 months ago

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Helena Montana Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nose: raspberry, blackberry, cassis (?), dust. Subtle herbs, the kind you’d find in some kind of health food herbal tea for what ails you. A little leather.

Taste: absolutely delicious. Weighty, tastes as it smells, but bigger and juicier more red fruit than the nose - yet very balanced, with lots of mineral flavors besides. Not as complex as the very best I’ve had, but extremely tasty. A little more toasty coffee on the palate as you sip it. I may like this better than the Shafer I had recently. 94.

— 2 years ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2014

2014 & 2015 head to head. What a treat!!! Really hard to pick the winner. Both are showing beautifully. I’d give the slightest of edges to the 2015. Cheers!! — a month ago

Severn, Shay and 6 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Could decant for another 1-2 hours. Drinking well! — 8 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2012

Lovely floral aromas. Full bodied. Rich, supple and flavor packed mid palate. Plums, currants, milk chocolate, potpurri, cherry blossom, marsipan. Sweet tannins and very approachable. An another very solid effort from Shafer. — 9 months ago

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Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Ski trip wines: ‘04 Bryant Family Cab (97 pt), ‘07 Bryant Family Cab (98 pt), ‘07 Staglin Cab (95 pt) and ‘05 Shafer Hillside Select Cab (96 pt). Hard to pick a favorite here! — 2 years ago

Jerry Sax
with Jerry
Shay and Eddie liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A steak night classic! loved by all. — a month ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Nice red, smooth without overpowering tannins. Has Pinot notes. — 2 months ago

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1990

Not what I was hoping for,
Gave it some air but not too much so that we didn’t lose the sweet spot. Didn’t touch the Shafer until this was finished. Just a typical older Bordeaux blend from Napa but very ordinary considering the price point. Secondary market purchase so who knows prior storage.
— 9 months ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Bummer. Picked up some 1991, 2006 and 2019 Dominus recently. As always, cautiously optimistic.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I still have 6 bottles of 18, still not fit for drinking. I figured out of most of Napa that Heitz, Dominus & BV GLT would be the ones to go with in 1990 vintage.
I’m 1 for 2 so far
BV later today or tomorrow