“The 2013 Claret is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the rest Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This boasts loads of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, baking spices, and black and red currants in a delicious, soft, juicy style. It i
With heavenly aromas of grapefruit, guava and melon, our 2014 2880 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc exhibits bright fruit flavors balanced by a slight minerality. It is crisp and lively with medium body and a lasting finish.
Vibrant, wonderfully fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, melon and white peach introduce zesty flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, guava, gooseberry and juicy melon. Lively acidity accentuates the wine’s flavor intensity and animates its long, harm
This inviting wine offers a complex array of elegant aromas that include spicy red fruit, black cherry, sage, anise, clove and cocoa powder. The palate is silky and balanced, with a plush, mouthcoating texture that makes the wine immediately approachable
Wine Advocate: 92
“Shafer also makes one of the better Merlots. The 2014 Merlot includes 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and is a beauty. Mocha and chocolaty notes intermixed with red cherry, plum and blacker fruits jump from the glass of this perfumed and fragrant
Notes of anise, currant, and toasted walnuts on the nose complement the lusciously fruit forward palate and voluminous mouthfeel. Rich black cherry and leather reflect the terroir, with integrated and deep oak tannins.
LOOK: Dark garnet red with purple hue.
NOSE: Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries, crushed graphite and earthy notes, underlying deep tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and toasty French oak.
Wine Spectator: 90
“Pure, clean and graceful, this is very rich and well-structured, with a deep, layered core of currant, blackberry, mocha and underbrush, ending with a long, lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot
Creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors.
Our Estate grown Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah are co-fermented and flood the mid-palate with berry compote and spice box. Inky Petite Sirah completes the composition with wide blue fruit and flavor density that persists. The texture and structure ac