We are very pleased to welcome Doug Shafer to our Clapham store. We will hear about this iconic Napa estate, owned by the Shafer family since the early seventies. Doug himself has been winemaker since 1983, managing the development of the estate and its wines. With his father, John, they have been instrumental in the creation of the Stags Leap District AVA (American Viticultural Area), the purchase of Red Shoulder Ranch in Carneros in 1988, and the shift to sustainability in the vineyard and winery. While discussing the history of the estate - described by Robert Parker in 2003 as 'one of the world's greatest wineries' - Doug's commitment to ultra high quality fruit from very low yielding vines in hillside vineyards, we will taste the Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, the Merlot, 'One Point Five' (mainly Cabernet Sauvignon), 'Relentless' (Syrah and Petite Sirah), and the top estate red, the 'Hillside Select'. We will taste two vintages of the Hillside Select. As always, particularly attractive discounts will be offered on the night. Light food will be served. Cancellations within a week of the event will be refunded if resold.