From Shafer Vineyards comes this incredible Syrah that’s named for their winemaker Elia Fernandez, whose pursuit of quality is “relentless”. Robert Parker said “One of Napa’s most prominent and respected wineries, Shafer is a poster boy for remarkable and consistent quality across the board. All of this is the work of the brilliant father and son team of John and Doug Shafer as well as their long-term winemaker and vineyard manager, Elias Fernandez. With over 200-plus acres of estate holdings, and 55 surrounding their winery in Stags Leap, this is a winery that never seems to disappoint.” This 2017 is the latest release, aged 30 months in 100% new French oak barrels, Allier and Tronçais. Tasting Panel Magazine scored this 98 points saying “We taste this proprietary blend of Syrah (86%) and Petite Sirah (14%) almost every vintage, and this time we admired the elevated elegance of its structure, with silkier tannins than we recall in former bottlings. Grown on a small ridgetop just so…
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