At the New York Wine Experience I had the pleasure to taste several of their offerings, with great pleasure. Steve Sr. has been working vines for more than 25 years (I think it's longer, but I'm trying to be nice, and not make him sound like Methuselah). He's very serious about growing quality grapes. Shaw continues to truly put distance between itself and many other wineries with their tremendous array of brilliant white wines. The Shaw Chardonnay 2006 was incredible. Light, fruity, tremendous nose (tropical fruits, slightly floral), but with a nice, dry, smooth finish. It was a dazzling light bright white wine.
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvingon was a big, luscious wine, with lots of incredible fruit up front. Raspberries. Dark cherries. A touch of vanilla. Nice tannins. This is wine you can drink now, or put in your cellar for ten years. This is an incredible wine. And it's from relatively young vines for a Cab Sav, so you know the quality is only going to improve, especially in the Shaw family's hands.