Shafer - Crafting Excellence

By Lucien Michel | January 8, 2019

As some of us begin 'dry-January’, others might be wondering what wines to enjoy during this cold month. We have recently received some mature Shafer Hillside Select. These aged Napa wines are the perfect fit to warm our friends’ hearts around a delicate feast at home. My mouth starts to water just thinking about what I could pair with these powerful and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignons.

I have always wanted to visit the winery, picturesque with its beautiful rows of vines overhanging on the top of its hills. The terroir here offers not only a stunning view, but characterizes the house style: deep and age-worthy reds. Shafer is acclaimed by many critics as being one of the world’s best wineries and vineyards; it has shown the world the capacity for greatness of US-crafted cabernet sauvignon.

Crack a bottle and see for yourself what these wines have to say to complement your dish. These are now fully mature, and I just love how their power tones down with time, while retaining seductive sweetness of fruit and gaining in complexity.