Wine Enthusiast said “Bright freshness rules the day in this delicious vintage of Elias Fernandez's side project with Doug Shafer. Green apple, Meyer lemon and lime flavors provide pleasure, with a tense vibrancy and focused acidity filling the palate.” Seize your summer, and put a few bottles of this one in your next mixed case!
The dynamic duo of Doug Shafer and Elias Fernandez have been partners in crime since 1984 (guess where they got the name), and you can't write the history of Napa Valley without including both of these gentlemen. Doug Shafer (Shafer Vineyards) has been an instrumental force in taking the brand his father, John, started, and has seen it multiply and grow into one of the true behemoths of Napa Cab. Winemaker Elias Fernandez has been a part of Shafer Vineyards for two decades, and has made some of the best wines the valley has ever seen, including Shafer's 2008 Relentless, Wine Spectator's Top wine of 2012.
This rare find in the Napa Valley is bright and floral, with bristling acidity. From an estate-grown site planted in 2012, this white saw no oak, preserving its fruity core of melon, peach and jasmine