Shafer “One Point Five” Cabernet Sauvignon

Shafer One Point Five
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Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2013

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Shafer One Point Five is an elegant, silky wine with soft tannins and abundant fruit that is approachable when young, yet capable of aging gracefully. From the first vintage, it has consistently reflected the Shafer style and commitment to quality. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, it is aged for approximately 18 months in new French oak barrels.

 

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five has a dense ruby/purple color and is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. This is always a beautifully elegant wine from Shafer, and the 2013 is no exception. Blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, along with crushed rock and spring flowers are present in this medium-bodied, stylish and elegant wine. Tannins are soft, the wine pure and ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-15 years.”

94+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Dec 2015

 

“Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and cracked pepper. Some dried flowers. Full-bodied, firm and very structured with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, long finish. Vivd and gorgeous. Lots of lemon rind. Beautiful now. Built for aging. Better in 2020.”

95 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2016

 

“The finely ripened tannins of this wine show off the greatness of the 2013 vintage, their chocolate richness detailed in layers that give the wine a Stags Leap District signature. The fruit fills those layers with dark raspberry scents, floral notes and savory elements—what Gretchen Buck of SF’s Absinthe described as the lifted scent of fresh bay leaves. The Shafers blend this wine from their home vineyard, on a series of volcanic, dome-shaped hills nestled under the Stags Leap escarpment, including fruit from their Borderline Vineyard, two miles south. At 15.3 percent alcohol, this is bold, but it’s balanced, notably fine and approachable for its size.”

94 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug 2016

 

“Graphite, pencil shavings, smoke, dark red fruit and flowers lift from the glass in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five. A vivid, crystalline wine, the 2013 is absolutely beautiful today. This is a classic 2013 with expressive aromatics, dark-toned fruit and marvelous energy. There is a lot to look forward to here.”

92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Dec 2014