Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Nice blend of Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet. Google the tractor TD-9. Can’t believe he used that tractor. — 14 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Showing exquisitely even better than last month. — 17 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

This sheltering in place is getting good. A delicious well balanced wine. I just got too expensive me. — 2 months ago

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Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

This wine was our unanimous winner in our cult Cali blind tasting held back in 2012 against some big hitters, Dominus, Shrader, Shafer Hillside etc. Med bodied in an opulent style with good balance & length showing notes of blackberry, creme de cassis, forest floor, graphite, licorice & violet. — 4 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Signs of seepage around cork, but no ill effects. Full bodied Napa Cab. Rich flavors of plum, cassis & cedar. Mild alcoholic heat on the finish. — 17 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2010

Powerful, very complex. Paired well with chicken,overpowered lobster. ?too complex. — 15 days ago

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2012

Shay A
9.6

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

And the hits just keep coming. A total monster. I found this to be the most extracted of the 5 reds. Could smell it five feet away. Dark chocolate dipped blueberries and blackberries, graham cracker, mocha, violets all jump from the glass. Velvet like texture revealing a streak of ripe red fruits and an herbal/mineral like note down the middle of the palate. Dusty. So much beautiful freshness but commanding power here...longest finish of the day. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab (specifically Shafer Hillside Select).
— 2 months ago

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joe leatherwood

Reds decanted about 4hrs before poured glass.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

That sounds about right, I call that the Shafer decant. Good to know, I’ve got a couple in storage for future drinkage
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Great review

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

2005 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon.

Palate- Warm black cherries, plum, blackberries & fresh black currants. Complexed/seamless, remarkably balanced, finishing with great length & depth. Tremendous wine that’s raring to go now.
@Mike R Multiple thanks aging for sharing this sensation bottle.
— a month ago

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@David L you are so right - loved it brother
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach We through this in a decanter & sip on it over 4-5 hours. A stunner !!
Chris Zitzman

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2005? Sorry mang: not fair.

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2012

From last night. Good stuff. Had with giant NY strip steaks on a Monday night. — a month ago

Shafer Vineyards

25 Years Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Exactly what you expect. Huge Napa cab flavors featuring chocolate and rich black fruits. Not something you can drink every day and I generally prefer more restrained styles, but its fun to have a bombastic napa cab every once in a while. — 4 months ago

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