SHAFER / NAPA VALLEY
In 1972, John Shafer established his vineyards in the Napa Valley after a 23-year career in the publishing industry. Through hard work and determination he evolved from a grape grower to a vintner, producing the first release of Shafer Cabernet in 1978. The first Shafer Cabernet became a benchmark, winning the acclaimed San Francisco Vintners Club taste-off upon release and, over a decade later taking first place in an international blind tasting held in Germany,where it outranked such wines as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Palmer.
“Shafer is the poster boy for impeccable wine quality year in and year out, offering examples of what a high quality, creative winery is capable of achieving even when vintage conditions are challenging. Since 1991, this has been the uncontested superstar of the Stag’s Leap appellation, and readers are unlikely - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Brand Official Website: www.shafervineyards.com