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Shafer Vineyards

"One of the world's greatest wineries."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

Shafer Vineyards traces its beginnings to 1972 when John Shafer left a 23-year career in the publishing industry and, with his family, moved to the Napa Valley to pursue a second career in wine. After purchasing a 210-acre estate in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, the Shafer family faced the arduous task of replanting the existing vineyards, which dated to the 1920s, and terracing the steep and rocky hillsides, eventually expanding vineyard acreage to its current 50 acres.

Evolving from grape growers to vintners, the Shafers crushed their first Cabernet grapes in 1978 and began construction on their winery a year later. The first Shafer Cabernet became a benchmark, winning the acclaimed San Francisco Vintners Club taste-off upon release and, over a decade later taking first place in an international blind tasting held in Germany, where it outranked such wines as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Palmer.

Doug Shafer became winemaker in 1983 after graduating from the University of California at Davis with a degree in enology and viticulture. A year later Elias Fernandez joined the winery as assistant winemaker. Together Doug and Elias have worked closely to forge the Shafer style of quality, consistency and elegance. 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, and Syrah.

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2019
16 In Stock
750ml
V98
WA98
JS98
JD98
TWI98
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2018
26 In Stock
750ml
JD100
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2018
7 In Stock
1.5L
JD100
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2017
1 In Stock
1.5L
WA98
JS98
JD98
V97
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2017
5 Pre-Arrival
1.5L
WA98
JS98
JD98
V97

Wines due to arrive August 2024.

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2011
1 In Stock
1.5L
WA96
JS96
V94
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2010
4 In Stock
750ml
WA100
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2010
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA100

Wines due to arrive June 2024.

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2009
5 In Stock
750ml
V98
WA94–98
WE97
WS96
WCI96
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2008
4 In Stock
750ml
OWC
JS97
WS96
FM96
WCI96
CT95

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2007
7 In Stock
750ml
WA100
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2006
1 In Stock
750ml
W&S94
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2006
1 In Stock
750ml
JS95
CG95
W&S94
CT94
WA92
V91
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2005
3 In Stock
750ml
WA93
WS92
CT92
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2005
6 In Stock
750ml
WA99
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2004
3 In Stock
750ml
WE92
CT92
WA91
V90
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2004
4 In Stock
750ml
WE100
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2003
4 In Stock
750ml
WA93
CT91
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2003
1 In Stock
750ml
WE92
CT91
V90
WA90
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2002
1 In Stock
750ml
WA95
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2001
2 In Stock
750ml
WA93
WE93
CT92
WS91
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2000
1 In Stock
750ml
WE94
WA92
WS92
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1999
3 In Stock
750ml
V95
WS94
CT94
WA93
W&S93
WA+93
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1999
2 In Stock
750ml
V95
WS94
CT94
WA93
W&S93
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1998
3 In Stock
750ml
WA95
WE95
CT93
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1997
1 In Stock
750ml
WA96
WE96
CT95
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1997
1 In Stock
750ml
WA96
WE96
CT95
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1997
1 In Stock
750ml
TL
WA96
WE96
CT95
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1996
1 In Stock
750ml
W&S94
CT94
WA93
V92
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1996
2 In Stock
750ml
NL
W&S94
CT94
WA93
V92
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1995
2 In Stock
750ml
WA99
WE94
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1995
1 In Stock
750ml
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WA99
WE94
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1994
1 In Stock
750ml
CT91
WA90
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2019
Out of Stock
750ml
JD94
JS93
V92
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2019
Out of Stock
750ml
JD96
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V94
TWI94
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2018
Out of Stock
750ml
JD93
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2018
Out of Stock
750ml
JS97
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V95
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2017
Out of Stock
750ml
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2017
Out of Stock
750ml
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2013
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750ml
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2013
Out of Stock
750ml
JS96
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V94
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2013
Out of Stock
750ml
JS99
WA98
WE98
JD98
V97
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2013
Out of Stock
1.5L
JS99
WA98
WE98
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V97
WCI97
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