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.
Shafer Vineyards traces its beginnings to 1972 when John Shafer left a 23-year career in the publishing industry and, with his family, moved to the Napa Valley to pursue a second career in wine. After purchasing a 210-acre estate in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, the Shafer family faced the arduous task of replanting the existing vineyards, which dated to the 1920s, and terracing the steep and rocky hillsides, eventually expanding vineyard acreage to its current 50 acres.
The sunny 2021 summer offered endless stretches of warm days and cool nights. By early September our cool Carneros vineyards reached ideal ripeness, ushering in a harvest of bright, gorgeous fruit.
Pairs well with pork, rich fish such as salmon and tuna, vegetarian dishes, and poultry dishes.