2019 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
This vintage is a celebration of the Chardonnay from our beautiful Red Shoulder Ranch® vineyard in Napa Valley’s Carneros District. Year after year this Shafer-owned vineyard offers up wine with plush, exotic, zesty aromas and flavors.
“… a beautiful wine. Soft, creamy and layered in the glass, the 2019 possesses superb balance from the outset. Lees stirring brings out creaminess and resonance, yet the 2019 retains terrific energy to match its mid-weight personality. This is very nicely done.” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
TD-9® is a proprietary red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He’d never grown grapes or made wine in his life. That spirit of risk-taking and adventure still guides Shafer today and inspired the creation of this new wine.
“…beautifully textured wine done in the classic Shafer style. Sweet red cherry, red plum, cedar and sweet spice all meld together in this super-expressive, radiant wine.” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2018 One Point Five
We are pleased to release 2018 One Point Five® Cabernet Sauvignon, a bold, expansive Stags Leap District wine that celebrates the winery's roots in this special area of Napa Valley.
“ ... charges out of the gate with notes of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry pie … the mouth is completely coated with juicy black fruit flavors, supported by plush tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with an invigorating herbal lift.” — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
Again in 2017 our Syrah and Petite Sirah vineyard in the sloping foothills of the Vaca Mountains has yielded a dark, liquid feast of great richness and depth.
“ … a bold, flamboyant wine … black cherry, licorice, spice, leather and menthol are all amped up in this decidedly opulent, full-throttle Syrah-based wine.” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2016 Hillside Select
2016 Hillside Select® is a classic, balanced, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.
“The rich, densely packed, full-bodied palate is at once thrillingly hedonic and perfectly poised … tons of freshness, finishing epically long and with stunning opulence. Bravo!” — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
2016 Firebreak Dessert Wine
This enticing dessert wine is produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grown on our Hillside Estate Vineyards and is made in the style of late-bottled vintage dessert wine from Portugal. Aged in barrel three years.
“Dark as a long winter’s night with profound aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry, cola, baked apple, and cassis with a sweet, juicy core all building toward a rich, tantalizing aftertaste that lingers on and on.” — Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez