Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Shafer never disappoints. This bottle had a wonderful texture, along with with a nice, earthy bite, with hints of tobacco. — 20 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend 2018

7/2022. Nice red blend from Shafer/Napa Valley. Dark in color with a big flavor. Paired well with the halibut at Hall’s Chophouse. — 2 months ago

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Helena Dakota 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.

— 4 months ago

Dawn, LM and 12 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

Cathy Corison

Green olives. Chocolate. — 10 months ago

Jonathan, Kimberly and 23 others liked this

Eighty Four Wines

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012

Shay A

A project between Doug Shafer and Elias Fernandez. I think I’ve had this for at least five years and have never known the ideal time to open it. I don’t drink much petite sirah, but when TX barbecue is the food on the table, I figured this would work, and it did.

48 months in barrel! Inky in the glass with aromatics of potpurri, fresh squeezed dark berries, mixed berry cobbler, and espresso. Expecting a brash profile on the palate, I was greeted by a rather tame (albeit juicy) style which had great mid-palate depth. Freshly squeezed raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, red and black currant, hint of peppered rhubarb and dark chocolate. Compared to other PS wines I’ve enjoyed (Switchback Ridge, Vincent Arroyo) this is less chocolate and spice driven, but the juicy and rich mid palate is there in spades. Oak tannin at the finish but not harsh. Paired really well with TX brisket and sauce. Seems to be in a good window now, but PS always seems to me like it can hold for a while, so no rush.
— a month ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

I love PS, but really only ever drink Grgich PS. Not something I have very often either.
Aaron Rankin

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I have a few Pets sitting around, waiting for the right food. Sounds like the ideal pairing.

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Starting to show its greatness. — 8 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2017

This Syrah blend from Napa Valley is delicious.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Rich and extracted. Fruit forward and spicy.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with cedar vanilla leather spices tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, chocolate coffee peppercorn

Jammy a bit and still young. Needs 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

15.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points
— a month ago

Eric, Doctor and 21 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

Oaky buttery vanilla. I’m into the cliche — 2 months ago

Eric, Barberry and 3 others liked this

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! — 8 months ago

Jerry Sax
with Jerry
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