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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.

www.shafervineyards.com

2021
7 In Stock
750ml
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2019
14 In Stock
750ml
V98
WA98
JS98
JD98
TWI98
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2018
21 In Stock
750ml
JD100
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2018
4 In Stock
1.5L
JD100
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2017
11 In Stock
750ml
WA98
JS98
JD98
V97
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2010
1 In Stock
750ml
WA100
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2010
2 In Stock
750ml
CT93
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2004
1 In Stock
750ml
WE100
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2002
1 In Stock
1.5L
WA100
JD100
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2002
1 In Stock
750ml
WA95
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2001
3 In Stock
750ml
WE94
WS92
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2001
1 In Stock
1.5L
WE94
WS92
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2000
1 In Stock
750ml
WS95
WA94
CT93
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2000
1 In Stock
750ml
NL
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WA94
CT93
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1996
2 In Stock
750ml
W&S94
CT94
WA93
V92
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1995
8 In Stock
750ml
WA99
WE94
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1995
2 In Stock
750ml
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WA99
WE94
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