Shafer Vineyards

Sunspot Vineyard
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 110


Shafer Vineyards

Sunspot Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced


  • This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from a single vineyard block
  • Year after year, the Sunspot Block is the heart of our Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Our rugged, arid Hillside Estate vineyards produce small clusters of dark, richly flavored fruit
  • Aging for 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais)

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Elias Fernandez

Winemaker, Shafer Vineyards

Winemaker, Elias Fernandez

When I graduated from UC Davis, I knew I wanted to work for a smaller, family-owned winery because it would give me the chance to be a "hands-on" winemaker, getting involved in all aspects of running a cellar. I had a lot of excitement getting into this career and that excitement has stayed with me.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. in Fermentation Science from U.C. Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
"Winemaker of the Year" - Wine & Spirits magazine; inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Hispanic Hall of Fame at The White House

Winemaking Philosophy:
Coming into this more than 25 years ago, I thought that winemaking happened underneath the roof of the cellar. Today who I am as a winemaker has umbrellaed in a big way. Winemaking starts in January with pruning and continues throughout the year. I'm not just selecting the best fruit, I'm selecting the best corks, the right barrel staves, ensuring that the bottling line is working at top efficiency. What I've also learned is to let the land dictate the best grape variety and the style of the wine that ends up in the bottle.

Harrods Limited

113 Ringshall Road
Orpington  Bromley  BR5 2LY


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Shafer Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Sunspot Vineyard 25
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