Shafer Vineyards


Shafer Vineyards 'TD-9' Red Blend 2016
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 The 2016 Red Blend TD-9 is blended of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Malbec. It has a very deep purple-black color and displays ready-for-biz, fragrant scents of warm plums, Black Forest cake and blueberry compote with touches of baking spices, bay leaves and potpourri.
Item Number: 30976
Bottle:$58.95
Case: $707.40
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Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay 2016
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 This is a perennially impressive wine, floral in a heady perfume of white roses. Fresh and fleshy, the expansive palate offers concentrated flavors of kiwi and pineapple. The wine was largely fermented in oak, then aged just over a year in French oak (75% new). It holds the oak
Item Number: 30975
Bottle:$50.95
Case: $611.40
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Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 " The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a fabulous example of the year at its best. Super-ripe red cherry, pomegranate, mint, rose petal and spice infuse this voluptuous, racy Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers looking for a wine to drink with minimal cellaring will find much to
Item Number: 30639
Bottle:$48.95
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Shafer Relentless 2015
Vinous 89-92 Perhaps because it is still in barrel, the 2015 Relentless comes across as a touch aggressive at this stage. Of course, the accumulated effects of four consecutive drought vintages may have something to do with how the 2015 shows today. It will be interesting to see if the final phase
Item Number: 30167
Bottle:$89.95
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Shafer 'Hillside Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98 Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled
Item Number: 30165
Bottle:$279.95
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Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 " The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a fabulous example of the year at its best. Super-ripe red cherry, pomegranate, mint, rose petal and spice infuse this voluptuous, racy Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers looking for a wine to drink with minimal cellaring will find much to
Item Number: 29087
Bottle:$94.95
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Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic example of the Stags Leap appellation. Drink it over the next 15+ years."
Item Number: 24742
Bottle:$84.95
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Shafer 'Hillside Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98-100 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is not in bottle, but it looks like another three-digit wine in the making. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.3% natural alcohol, but tasters will never feel any “heat” tasting it. This is a beauty, with crème de cassis notes
Item Number: 23250
Bottle:$799.95
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Shafer Relentless 2014
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 Shafer's 2014 Relentless is fabulous. The most expressive and varietally expressive of the three vintages of Relentless I tasted. In 2014, Relentless has 11% Petite Sirah, which, along with the personality of the year, kicks up the aromatics and flavors in a meaningful way.

Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93Rich and spicy, featuring an elegant mix of baked apple, honeydew melon, pear and light minerally notes. Ends full and persistent, with a long, layered aftertaste. Drink now through 2021

Shafer 'Hillside Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
99  James Suckling 
James Suckling 99 "Wonderful floral aromas with perfumed roses plus hints of blackcurrants and spearmint. Full-bodied and so powerful and muscular but always showing the brightness and beauty of fruit. Winemakers say this reminds them of the 1978, their first year. It certainly has the structure -

Shafer Vineyards 'TD-9' Red Blend 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Tasting Panel 95 " While the TD-9 refers to the tractor that transformed John Shafer's train-riding commuter life to one of vinous adventure, this elegant liquid is far frim mechanical. Aged for 20 months in French oak and at a seemingly high ABV of 15.3%, this is a charming balancing act of Stags

Shafer Merlot 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Expressive floral and spice notes open up first in the 2014 Merlot. Fresh, nuanced and energetic in the style of the year, the 2014 is a highly representative wine for the vintage. The 2014 is not quite as generous as the 2013, but it offers a touch more vibrancy today, not to

Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Elegance and finesse define the pear, melon and honeysuckle flavors, which are lingering and persistent. The creamy texture features a touch of pithy citrus skin, adding to the nuance and complexity. Drink now through 2022."

Shafer Relentless 2013
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98-100 The same can be said for the 2013 Syrah Relentless, which might end up being the finest one they've ever made. The berries were the smallest they've encountered, and they were not the only winery to say that about the 2013 red varietals. A blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Petite

Shafer 'Hillside Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98-100 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is not in bottle, but it looks like another three-digit wine in the making. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.3% natural alcohol, but tasters will never feel any “heat” tasting it. This is a beauty, with crème de cassis notes

Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 375ml
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five has a dense ruby/purple color and is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. This is always a beautifully elegant wine from Shafer, and the 2013 is no exception. Blueberry, black

Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five has a dense ruby/purple color and is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. This is always a beautifully elegant wine from Shafer, and the 2013 is no exception. Blueberry, black

Shafer 'Hillside Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 Possibly the Cabernet Sauvignon of the vintage is Shafer’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. Last year I thought it was a strong effort, but it’s even better now that it’s been bottled. With an opaque black/purple color and notes of subtle burning charcoal embers, blueberry,

Shafer Merlot 2013
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-90 " A barrel sample of the 2013 Merlot, which is a similar blend to the 2012, looks like it's going to be as good, although it plays it closer to the vest and is more restrained at present. The wine exhibits dense ruby/plum color, sweet berry fruit mixed with background oak, soil

Shafer Relentless 2012
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 This is very fresh and balanced with a dense and silky texture plus lots of violet, berry and hints of sandalwood. It’s full and very silky. Long and intense. Hints of smoky, spicy, wonderful fruit. Lots of tannin but shows an intensity and power. Needs time to soften, but

Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2013 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch looks like one of their all-time greats, and to date they’ve all been very impressive wines. The crisp tangerine, honeyed citrus, pear and white peach notes are prominent in this beautifully fruited medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that shows

Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 " The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and

Shafer 'One Point Five' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 375ml
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 " The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and

Shafer Merlot 2012
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-95 " Composed of 88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec, the 2012 Merlot appears to be another sensational offering from Doug and John Shafer and their longtime assistant, Elias Fernandez. The sweetness of the tannins, the sucrosity of the fruit and the wine-s richness and