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 wine.
“… silky, aromatic and perfumed … the 2019 is an absolute pleasure …” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2019 One Point Five
We are pleased to release 2019 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.
“… such an elegant wine. Bright, red-toned fruit and effusive aromatics … beautifully done. One Point Five remains one of Napa Valley's little hidden gems.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Again in 2018 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.
“… silky and polished … ripe red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal, black pepper and sweet spice are laced into the super-expressive finish. This might be the most refined Relentless ever” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“… fabulous purity, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. This will undoubtedly be a great vintage for this cuvée, and my money is on it being one of the best yet.” — Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
2017 Hillside Select
2017 Hillside Select® is a classic, balanced, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.
“… bursting from the glass with scents of blueberry pie, crème de cassis, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus nuances of cedar chest, clove oil, lavender and menthol. The richly fruited, full-bodied palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring gorgeous ripe, velvety tannins and fantastic freshness to support all the spicy black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed. An absolute triumph!” — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
2017 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