Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$94.95

95 points - new release                                       Limited new Cabernet Sauvignon release from Shafer! 95 Points James Suckling: "This shows nice concentration on the nose in terms of ash and blackcurrant but also some pretty floral elements with violets and jasmine. Full-bodied with a strong entrée of black fruit but with driven acidity, muscular tannins and a long finish. A blend of 95% cabernet sauvignon, 3% merlot, 1% malbec and 1% petit verdot. Drink in 2019." 93 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a fabulous example of the year at its best. Super-ripe red cherry, pomegranate, mint, rose petal and spice infuse this voluptuous, racy Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers looking for a wine to drink with minimal cellaring will find much to admire in this sexy, racy Cabernet. Even with all of its up-front fruit, the 2015 has quite a bit of depth and tannin to support at least a handful of years of fine drinking.." 92 Points Wine Spectator: "Strikingly complex and engaging, offering tiers of flavor, including dark berry, cedar, graphite and oak, presented in a style that lets the elements speak through the tannins. Drink now through 2030. 9,000 cases made." Robert Parker: "...the Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is, for my money, is one of the best wines in Napa Valley in its price range...Year in year out, this is one of the superstar wineries, not only in Napa Valley and all of California, but in the entire world. It’s the product of visionary John Shafer, who started in 1978 after a successful corporate career. He had the foresight and visionary genius to believe in the microclimates and soils of Stags Leap of the southern Napa Valley. When his son Doug came on board with their brilliant winemaker and Mr. Everything, Elias Fernandez, things soared in quality and diversity. Today, this is a winery that does everything about as perfect as can be. They have kept their feet, heads and egos grounded, and continue to kick proverbial ass with every vintage. They made some of the very finest, possibly the Cabernet Sauvignon of the vintage in 2011, and in 2012 and 2013, they have crafted one profound wine after another."

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This is Shafer’s first vintage of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Deep Ruby with big fruit aromas of ripe black and red fruits with some floral and herbaceous notes. On the palate this wine delivers fresh blackberry, currants and complex flavors of espresso, mint and savory cinnamon. Long opulent finish, well balanced with acidity ending with fruit, toasty vanilla oak and earthy character. Wonderful!

This is Shafer’s first vintage of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Deep Ruby with big fruit aromas of ripe black and red fruits with some floral and herbaceous notes. On the palate this wine delivers fresh blackberry, currants and complex flavors of espresso, mint and savory cinnamon. Long opulent finish, well balanced with acidity ending with fruit, toasty vanilla oak and earthy character. Wonderful!

9.4

Matthew W.

Dark garnet color, black/red fruit on the nose, fantastic balance on the finish. Happy Birthday to me!...lol

Dark garnet color, black/red fruit on the nose, fantastic balance on the finish. Happy Birthday to me!...lol

9.6

Makoto Someya

TD-9 is good, but much more powerful, complexity different. Of course, aroma is almost same, vanilla, black currant. Taste includes blackberry and spiciness. Still has acidity, more than 1.5 hours is better. 2016 @3600, tatong - XH , 200303-200731

TD-9 is good, but much more powerful, complexity different. Of course, aroma is almost same, vanilla, black currant. Taste includes blackberry and spiciness. Still has acidity, more than 1.5 hours is better. 2016 @3600, tatong - XH , 200303-200731

9.2

Amy Hanson

Great 375 ml bottle of good wine for that night when you only really need a “little” pick me up!

Great 375 ml bottle of good wine for that night when you only really need a “little” pick me up!

9.1

Justin

Yummy. Drinking well for 2016! Luscious nose. Slight boldness, elegant finish.

Yummy. Drinking well for 2016! Luscious nose. Slight boldness, elegant finish.

9.3

Scott Soren

Not usually a fan of of Shafer products ( i know don’t hate). For New a years in Hawaii, this pair very well with my filets. Burnt black cherry rolls the palate with some sexy floral notes.

Not usually a fan of of Shafer products ( i know don’t hate). For New a years in Hawaii, this pair very well with my filets. Burnt black cherry rolls the palate with some sexy floral notes.

9.3

Scott Soren

Nice cab. Paired well on New Years with my Fillet

Nice cab. Paired well on New Years with my Fillet

9.1

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Good for $70-80, Wine Advocate & Suckling 95 points

Good for $70-80, Wine Advocate & Suckling 95 points

9.4

Claudia Hooten

Smooth and delicious

Smooth and delicious

9.4

Bev Crair

At Lonesome Dove, Austin.

At Lonesome Dove, Austin.

9.1

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