2022 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.
“2022 Red Shoulder Ranch is a refreshing, vibrant Chardonnay characterized by its lush, glass-filling aromas of white flowers, lemon zest, and exotic fruit … effortless structure and elegant balance with a long, delightful finish.” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez
With the 2021 vintage, TD-9 becomes Shafer Vineyard’s newest Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a rich, vibrant expression of some of our favorite Napa Valley vineyards. The name TD-9 celebrates John Shafer’s first tractor, which he taught himself to drive in 1973 as part of the founding of the winery.
“… fills the glass with irresistible aromas and flavors of fresh black cherries, black currant, red plum, thyme, rose petal, and cocoa. Lush and mouth-filling, with complexity and structure ...” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez
2021 One Point Five
We are pleased to offer a new vintage of our signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 One Point Five®, a bold, expansive wine that celebrates the winery's roots in Napa Valley.
“… lush, intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, crème de cassis, black plum right from the tree, lavender, and savory herbs. This classic Cabernet Sauvignon displays equal measures of richness and balance …” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez
From the idyllic 2019 vintage the Syrah and Petite Sirah vineyards in the Napa Valley Southern Foothills has yielded a decadent, liquid feast of great richness and depth.
“A deep purple-hued blockbuster of a Syrah …” 96 — Jeb Dunnuck
“Rich and deep … core of dark berry fruit, and an array of plush, velvety tannins …” 95 — James Suckling
“The 2019 Relentless is gorgeous. Bright and intensely savory, the 2019 bristles with energy.” 94 — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2019 Hillside Select
2019 Hillside Select® is a classic, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.
“... another magical vintage for this cuvée ... flawlessly balanced on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a seamless, elegant mouthfeel, and a great, great finish.” 98+ — Jeb Dunnuck
“ ... another highly successful vintage ... rich, dense and concentrated—a truly impressive California vin de garde ...” 98+ — Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
“… one of the most elegant wines I have tasted at Shafer. Effusive aromatics and silky tannins are immediately captivating.” 98 — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“Terrific depth and concentration that keeps the palate flavorful through the generous finish … superb wine.” 98 — James Suckling
New Opulent Vintages
From iconic Napa Valley vineyards and legendary winemaker Elias Fernandez -- we are pleased to introduce new vintages from Shafer Vineyards: 2022 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, 2021 TD-9 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Relentless, and our flagship with 2019 Hillside Select.