Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Region: California » Napa Valley » Stags Leap District
Producer: Shafer
Alcohol: 15.1%
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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 LeapDistrict vineyard sites and Shafer's commitment to meticulous, sustainable farming and quality winemaking. This is a Cabernet that is so enjoyable now and will just get better with time in the cellar. Aromas of rich, polished black fruit, mocha, and spice, followed by fulsome, juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry, chocolate, plum and cedar, with ripe, smooth tannins and a pleasingly long finish.

Wine Enthusiast

Full-bodied and rich, as all Shafer reds are, this wine’s blackberry, blueberry, currant and cassis flavors were aged in 100% new French oak, but the smoky wood overlay is seamless. The tannins are big, and the wine has a drink-me-now sweetness, but it really needs time. Give it a good 5â€"7 years.

Score: 92. —Steve Heimoff, July 01, 2011.

Wine Advocate

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five should turn out to be just as good. Slightly more powerful with sweeter fruit as well as more glycerin and fat, this is a big, full-bodied Stags Leap Cabernet offering abundant notes of roasted herbs, chocolate, cassis, incense and earth. Drink this deep, powerful 2008 over the next 10-15 years.

Score: 92. —Robert Parker, December 2010.

Wine Spectator

Rough-hewn, chunky and extracted, with dried herb, leather, dried berry and sage. Not the typical Shafer polish, but consistent with the One Point Five style. Decant. Drink now through 2018.

Score: 90. —James Laube, June 30, 2011.

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