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Shafer Vineyards is pleased to announce it ended 2006 seeing its wines ranked among the best in the world.

“Everyone at Shafer is honored to see these wines create such a favorable impression,” says Doug Shafer. “It’s a testament to our vineyard sites as well as the outstanding team of men and women who cultivate our vines, create miracles in our cellar and keep the administrative area running smoothly. The Shafer family is deeply grateful to the amazing group of 16 individuals who work with such skill and care to make this winery successful.”

Shafer wines are cited on top 2006 “best of” lists including:

Wine Spectator –  Top 100 Wines 2006
  • 2004 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay (# 20)
Wine Spectator – 50 Best Cabernets
  • Shafer’s Hillside Select was named as among the top three
  • California Cabernet Sauvginons based on Wine Spectator scores over the past 15 released vintages
Wine Spectator – Top Scores 2006
  • 2003 Hillside Select (to be released Sept. 2007)
  • 2004 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
  • 2004 Merlot
Wine & Spirits – Best of 2006
  • Wineries of the Year – Shafer Vineyards
Wine & Spirits – Cabernet Super List 2006
  • 2002 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon was pictured
    on the cover of the December 2006 issue
The Wine News – California’s Best Wines of 2006
  • Cabernet of the Year  – 2002 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah of the Year – 2003 Relentless
  • Top 10 Merlots of the Year – 2004 Shafer Vineyards Merlot
  • Top 10 Chardonnays of the Year – 2004 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
  • Outstanding Red Blends – 2003 “Last Chance” Firebreak
  • Outstanding Cabernet – 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Decanter – Wines of the Year
  • 2002 Hillside Select – Decanter Award
San Francisco Chronicle – Top 100 Wines of 2006
  • 2002 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wines – Best Wines of the Year 2006
  • Best Wines of 2006 – 2003 Relentless