Carpe Vino Wine Club Members get an EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY this weekend on some of the most sought-after wines in the world! That’s right, Saturday September 9th from 1pm-4pm Shafer Vineyards Wines will be available to TASTE/STOCK UP for this limited time only where pricing and wine club member specials will be revealed at the tasting. That’s a $300 value and you get to taste for FREE! Here’s the KICKER…Shafer has terminated their Merlot program and this may be one of the last opportunities to secure this tasty gem! In lieu of that, the all-new 2015 TD-9 Proprietary Red is on its maiden voyage, and CV Wine Clubbers get first dibs! We’re pumped to offer these “Legends of Napa” this weekend but supplies are limited. So, here’s what we are pouring: (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests).


side-wine-bottle-RSR.1009022015 Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The 2015 vintage endowed this Chardonnay with a profusion of exotic, fresh aromas and flavors – honeydew melon, pineapple, plantains, honey, crème brulee, and mandarin peel – all made more enticing with bright acidity and a long, rich finish.”
Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Wine Spectator Notes: 93 Points
“Rich and spicy, featuring an elegant mix of baked apple, honeydew melon, pear and light minerally notes. Ends full and persistent, with a long, layered aftertaste. Drink now through 2021. 6,700 cases” made.






side-wine-bottle-TD-9.1014562015 Shafer “TD-9” Proprietary Red (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage”
Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Wine Spectator Notes: 92 Points
“Powerful and finely textured, with concentrated dried cherry, dark currant and roasted plum flavors that are filled with lively minerality. Richly spiced, showing dried herbal notes on the chiseled finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2022. 5,600 cases made.”







2014 Shafer Merlot (Napa Valley)

Wine Advocate Notes: 92 Points

“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 style of Merlot. It is medium to full-bodied, exceptionally pure and rich and should drink beautifully over the next 10-12 years of life.” –Robert Parker, Jr.

Wine Ethusiast Notes: 93 Points
“Tart black cherry meets plum, strawberry and clove, while softened tannins belie the wine’s overall density and sense of generosity. A smoky waft of cigar amplifies the power and sinewy nature of the fullbodied wine, which is ready to lie down for a rest. Enjoy best 2020 through 2024. *Cellar Selection*” – (VB)






side-wine-bottle-One-Point-Five.1025502014 Shafer “One Point Five” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“From the moment you pull the cork on this vintage rich, tantalizing aromas fill the air with blackberry, black licorice, spice, rose petal, and cinnamon, leading to a lush, full-bodied wine offering juicy flavors of black and red plum, summer berries, pie crust, baked rhubarb, cinnamon, and warm briar jam in a seamless package of ripe, welcoming tannins and a long, vibrant finish.”
— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic example of the Stags Leap appellation. Drink it over the next 15+ years.” – Robert Parker, Jr.


If you can’t make the Shafer Vineyards Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.