One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon:
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.
“The vintage gave us ripe, beautiful fruit with abundant aromas and flavors. Round, rich, and smooth, this classic, precision Cabernet is aromatic in the glass, and complex and compelling in the mouth serving up layer upon layer of red and black fruit: red plum, briar and bramble fruit, black cherry, summer berry compote, and pomegranate with a touch of savory herbs. The tannins are structured and ripe, promising a long, delicious life in your cellar.” —Elias Fernandez
Predominately from two Stags Leap District sites — Shafer’s hillside estate vineyard and “Borderline” vineyard located about two miles south of the winery.
The 2016 Growing Season:
Plenty of rain in winter and spring ended a series of drought years and kicked off a long, warmgrowing season that produced clusters of fruit with deep color, pure flavors, and enticing aromas.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cooperage: 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais)
- Alcohol: 15.3%
- ** Only 12 in Stock **
Very strong and pure aromas of blackcurrants with violets and lightly herbal notes, leading to a palate that has dark-mineral allure. This delivers attractive, ripe dark berries with a very long, focused and assertive, neatly cut finish. Elegance with power. Drink or hold. - James Suckling 95 Points
Another gorgeous wine in this range, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is fabulous. Rich, powerful and explosive, the 2016 is endowed with real energy. Lavender, sage, menthol, licorice, spice and creme de cassis are some of the notes that build in this super-expressive, layered Cabernet from Shafer. The One Point Five isn’t quite the screaming value it was a few years ago, but it is nevertheless terrific. Drink it over the next handful of years. - Vinous Media 93 Points