New Napa Valley Cabernet In Stock
“Shafer Vineyards is pleased to announce the release of 2008 One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that celebrates the winery’s roots in this special area of Napa Valley.
“A Stags Leap District Cabernet was our first wine back in 1978,” says Doug Shafer, president, Shafer Vineyards. “This is our home. This is the place we know best and the fruit we’ve been cultivating for more than 30 years.”
The Shafer family purchased their Napa Valley hillside estate in 1972, a property that had been the site of wine grape cultivation since the 1880s. John Shafer planted Cabernet Sauvignon on the property in the early and mid-1970s and from those vines made his first wine in 1978.
Shafer released that first vintage (100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon) in 1981 and Doug Shafer joined his father at the winery, as winemaker, just two years later.”
“In 1991, Gerry and Linda Rowland reintroduced the Ramspeck label, more than 450 years after the Ramspeck family’s first release in 1537, in Europe. The Rowland label was released in 1995 followed by the Cenay label in 1997. Rowland firmly believes that great wine begins on the vine thus he manages the vineyards so the fruit will reflect its unique soil and microclimate. As winemaker his goal is to enhance the rich, individual character of his grapes in a hand-crafted style using a combination of modern and centuries-old techniques.”