• Shafer One Point Five Napa Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 94+

    Shafer One Point Five Napa Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    94+pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    You'll want to get some of this Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon. Shafer turned out their first wine in 1981, and two years later, Doug Shafer joined his father John, and the rest is history. One Point Five refers to 'a generation and a half', not two, because they are such a great team. This signature blend is sure to fit in with lots of your meaty entrees. You just need to decide who you're going to share it with... This vintage needs a little more time to develop, but it will be worth the wait. Find a shiny pedestal for it in your cellar, and let it settle in with the other bottles for a spell. Then get ready to belly up to the good glasses...

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
    :  "The Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five takes its name from the fact that John and Doug Shafer, as father and son, have worked together for a generation and a half – hence the name. This wine comes from their Stags Leap property and is a beauty. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a stunner made from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest other varietals. It is aged in 100% new oak, but you would never tell that given its richness of blackcurrant fruit, classic flowers and unsmoked cigar tobacco. The wine needs 3-4 years, as most 2013s do, and should be a 30-year wine. It is a beautiful baby, but bottle age will definitely unleash more subtleties and richness. This is a full-bodied classic that is superb.  Drink:  2019 - 2050."  Oct 2016

    There are very few wineries in California where you can say that the original wine owners and winemaking staff are totally intact and have been, in this case, since 1978. The estate was founded by John Shafer and run with great precision by himself and more recently by his son Doug and Elias Fernandez. The team has been working together for 38 years since the first vintage in 1978. Six years earlier in 1972, John Shafer bought the property and established the vineyard in the hillsides of Stags Leap. They produce about 30,000 cases of wine – all of it noteworthy. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is true first-growth quality and their Rhône Ranger wine made from Syrah and Petite Sirah, called Relentless, is about as profound as you can get from those varietals."

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows just how compelling this vintage is, even among mid-tier offerings. Dark, ample and structured to the core, the One Point Five boasts superb concentration, power and depth. Blackberry jam, gravel, smoke, licorice and savory herbs build to the vibrant, intense finish. This is an impressive showing from the One Point Five. Drinking window: 2016 -2023." Dec 2016

    Winery:
    “The glass comes alive with aromas of crushed red and black summer berries, rose petal and herbs. In the mouth, the generous, lush black and red fruits integrate enticingly with sage, tobacco leaf, smoke and black spice all wrapped within a structure of ripe Stags Leap District tannins. The finish is long and pleasurable.”~Elias Fernandez, Winemaker

    "One Point Five is an elegant, silky Cabernet Sauvignon with soft tannins and abundant fruit that is approachable when young, yet capable of aging gracefully. This wine reflects the climate and soils of our Stags Leap District vineyard sites and Shafer’s commitment to meticulous, sustainable farming and quality winemaking."

    Bottle: 750ml, cork
    Varietal:  92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
    Alcohol:  15.1%
    Aging: 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels (Allier & Vosage)
    Region: Napa, North Coast, California