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The flavours and aromas are forward and ripe without being overpowering – a wine that goes with food. There is also a touch of cedar from the oak barrels. The combination of structure, depth and richness makes this 2014 Merlot drinkable now but it could easily age if you can wait. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eJoe Cafaro is passionate about making elegant, balanced wines of classic proportions. Before founding Cafaro Cellars in 1986, he made wine at several small wineries in the Napa Valley (Chappellet, Keenan, Acacia, Robert Sinskey, Oakville Ranch Vineyard and Dalla Valle) and remains a consulting winemaker today at Emilio's Terrace.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHaving worked in the Napa Valley for over 33 years, Joe learned that having control over the grapes makes a huge difference in the ultimate quality of the wines. He now has a hillside vineyard that gives him that outstanding quality. His winemaking is traditional in form and modern in execution. He pumps the fermenting juice over the cap to extract the most from the fruit, ferments in stainless steel to control temperature and ages the young wines in small French and American oak barrels for two years, followed by an additional year in the bottle prior to release. Production is limited and the wines are available in very limited quantities.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eJoe Cafaro and his wife Libby developed a 15 acre vineyard in the eastern hills south of the Stags Leap appellation in 1996. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The first grapes from the new vineyard where harvested in 1999. This new vineyard is now the only source of fruit for Cafaro Cellars."}

Half Bottle: Merlot 2014 Shafer Vineyard

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This Merlot is very well balanced and very accessible now. The flavours and aromas are forward and ripe without being overpowering – a wine that goes with food. There is also a touch of cedar from the oak barrels. The combination of structure, depth and richness makes this 2014 Merlot drinkable now but it could easily age if you can wait.

Joe Cafaro is passionate about making elegant, balanced wines of classic proportions. Before founding Cafaro Cellars in 1986, he made wine at several small wineries in the Napa Valley (Chappellet, Keenan, Acacia, Robert Sinskey, Oakville Ranch Vineyard and Dalla Valle) and remains a consulting winemaker today at Emilio's Terrace.

Having worked in the Napa Valley for over 33 years, Joe learned that having control over the grapes makes a huge difference in the ultimate quality of the wines. He now has a hillside vineyard that gives him that outstanding quality. His winemaking is traditional in form and modern in execution. He pumps the fermenting juice over the cap to extract the most from the fruit, ferments in stainless steel to control temperature and ages the young wines in small French and American oak barrels for two years, followed by an additional year in the bottle prior to release. Production is limited and the wines are available in very limited quantities.

Joe Cafaro and his wife Libby developed a 15 acre vineyard in the eastern hills south of the Stags Leap appellation in 1996. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The first grapes from the new vineyard where harvested in 1999. This new vineyard is now the only source of fruit for Cafaro Cellars.
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