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Shafer Vineyards

 


 

"Opulent" - "Voluptuous and wonderfully vivid"

 

"Layers upon layers of fruit and a long, decadent finish."

- James Suckling

 

 

Shafer Vineyards has been crafting some of the finest expressions of Stag's Leap terroir for over forty vintages. They are true pioneers in the region and one of the original, founding estates that was instrumental in creating the Stags Leap District AVA within Napa. Quickly garnering great critical acclaim, their wines are considered a benchmark of quality from the region with no fewer than seven vintages of their flagship Hillside Select receiving a perfect, 100 pt, rating as well as the 2008 Relentless Syrah being named "Wine of the Year" by Wine Spectator in 2012. Shafer has also long been a personal favorite of mine for some-time now as I just love their plush, elegant and voluptuous style and how the powerful fruit flavors just explode in your mouth and coat your tongue...


GVWM is pleased to offer several of Shafer's finest wines from their fantastic lineup. The meaty, smoky, endlessly flavored 2014 & 2015 Relentless Syrah's. The rich, floral and fruity 2015 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay. The round, rich and smooth 100% Cabernet One Point Five. Their newest proprietary red blend the 2016 TD-9 and, of course, a full lineup of the precise, intense and powerful 2014 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, which is also available in large formats, all in stock and priced below market averages.

 

 

Shafer Vineyards Syrah Relentless 2014 (750 ml)

96 JD / 95+ WA / 94 VM

$84.95 ea.                                                  BUY NOW

In Stock

 

12% below market average!

 

96 JD: Checking in as a blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Petit Sirah, the 2014 Syrah Relentless is a killer bottle of wine that offers decadent notes of blackcurrants, barbecued meats, seaweed wrapper, lavender, exotic pepper, and liquid smoke. This is a rich, unctuous Rhône inspired blend that packs serious amounts of fruit and richness, yet the elegant, forward style of the vintage keeps it silky, polished and incredibly drinkable. While I haven't had every vintage of this cuvee (it was first made in 1999), my money is on this being up with the top handful of vintages. It's a blockbuster today (if you’re oak adverse, give bottles 2-3 years) but will keep for two decades. - Jeb Dunnuck

 

 

 

Shafer Vineyards Syrah Relentless 2015 (750 ml)

96 JD / 95+ WA / 94 VM

$89.99 ea.                                                   BUY NOW

In Stock

 

9% below market average!

 

95+ WA: Blended of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Relentless has a total rock-star nose of flamboyant blackberry pie, plum preserves, mulberries and licorice scents with hints of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, Indian spices and smoked meats plus a waft of raspberry leaves. Very big, rich, full and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate packs in black fruits and exotic spices layers with a firm, rounded tannin frame and just enough freshness to carry off the long, opulent finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

 

 

 

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
98+ WA / 97+ VM / 97 JD / 97 JS

Limited Quantities In Stock


750 mL - $279.99 ea.                                   BUY NOW

10% below market average!


1.5 L - $549.98 ea.                                       BUY NOW

Lowest price on the West Coast - 19% below market average!

 

3.0 L - $1349.00 ea.                                     BUY NOW

Lowest price available online - 5% below market average!

 

98+ WA: 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 meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth. Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

 

 

 

Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap District 2016 (750 mL)

95 WA / 95 JS / 93 VM

$87.99 ea.                                                    BUY NOW

In Stock

 

Lowest price on the West Coast - 11% below market average!

 

95 WA: Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap is very deep purple-black in color and gives up intense Black Forest cake, black berry pie and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of licorice, eucalyptus, espresso, tar and chargrilled beef. Full-bodied, it packs the black fruit preserves flavors and earthy accents into the palate, with a firm frame and great freshness on the finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

 

 

 

 

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015 (750 mL)

93 RP

$47.68 ea.                                              BUY NOW

Limited Quantities In Stock

 

Lowest price on the West Coast - 16% below market average!

 

93 WA: First, their non-malolactic 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch comes from a cool-climate vineyard in Carneros. This is aged in 75% oak casks and 25% stainless steel, which seems to be the perfect marriage for showcasing this wine’s rich fruit. The wine has loads of tangerine oil, citrus blossom, a hint of apples and orange marmalade. The oak is subtle, the wine medium to full-bodied, pure and rich. (This is the official tasting note, but I shared two bottles with some friends of mine at the casual Market restaurant in St. Helena, and it was a huge hit.) - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

 

 

 

Shafer Vineyards TD-9 Red Blend 2016 (750 mL)

94 WA / 93 VM

$55.99 ea.                                                 BUY NOW

Limited Quantities In Stock

 

13% below market average!

 

94 WA: 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. Full-bodied with a serious, firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, the palate delivery loads of black fruit and spicy layers with bags of vivacity and panache. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 

 

 

Click here for a complete list of our selections from Napa

 

  

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Cheers,

 

Gene Yelden 

Fine Wine Sales Associate

Grand Vin Wine Merchants

1003 4th Avenue E  | Olympia, WA  98506 | Office: 360.350.4896 x 8

www.grandvinwinemerchants.com | gene@grandvinwinemerchants.com



 
 
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