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6 – 750ml 2008 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, from the cellar of NCEF Trustee's
     Nancy & Joe Masterson
A tour, tasting and lunch at Shafer Vineyards for six (6) people

The stunning Hillside Estate vineyards surrounding the Shafer’s estate winery have been called, “the star of the Stags Leap District appellation.” On this hillside, the vine roots have only two feet of stone-choked soil from which to draw sustenance before reaching weathered bedrock. Denied both soil and moisture, the stressed vines produce clusters of small-berried grapes that offer up tremendous color, massive flavor and supple tannins. The most succulent fruit of each vintage is then handpicked, manually sorted and crushed in small quantities—all to ensure purity, richness and maximum ripeness.

Produced in limited quantities, the wine’s consistent excellence has led the Robb Report to call the Shafers, “one of America’s most prominent winemaking families,” and Robert Parker, Jr. to name Hillside Select, “one of the New World’s most profound Cabernets.”

You can have the best of both worlds—Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy at home and a fabulous vineyard experience if you walk away with this lot.


INSIDER’S INFO: Tasting, tour and lunch to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date on a Monday through Friday and must be booked at least three (3) months in advance. Package will expire on January 31, 2020. Wine must be picked up at the Naples Winter Wine Festival Office or it can be shipped to the winning bidder at his/her expense.

DONORS: Shafer Vineyards and Nancy & Joe Masterson