*ARRIVES DECEMBER 2020* This wine honours long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality. 86% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah from a small ridgetop site along the Vaca Mountains, just south of Stags Leap District. It is aged for 30 months in 100% new French barrels (Troncais & Allier).
“The elegant 2017 offers a wealth of aromas and flavors – black plum, herbs, grilled game, vanilla, leather, herbs, river stone, and spice. The richness, balance, and vibrancy of the wine is mouth-filling and soulsatisfying on every level with ripe, silky tannins that offer the promise of greater pleasures with years of cellaring.”