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winery's goal is to produce flavorful, supple wines with characteristic
style recognizable as Shafer's. The Shafer style
starts with the finest
possible grapes from the estate vineyard. They are evaluated in the
from a sensory
and technical perspective as the summer progresses and
reach maturity. Harvesting the fruit at optimum maturity
balance of flavor concentration, natural grape acidity and sweetness
winemaker to produce exceptional wines.
Burgundian methods are used to guide the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
winemaking process. Slow aging in French oak barrels and
gentle handling from vineyard to bottle
help achieve delicacy and
balance in the wines. The traditional methods are carried out in an
efficiently designed cellar with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment.
Large variable capacity,
temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
are used to ferment Riesling and Pinot Noir Blanc.
These modern tanks
allow the winemaker to capture and maintain subtle flavors typical of
these varieties. This blend of tradition and technology is used to
produce clean, natural wines
which are attractive in their youth and
continue to develop complexity with age.