Last nights wine we opened was the 2018 Shafer One Point Five Stags Leap District Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, sweet tobacco, rose petals, mint and rich earth.
On the palate are wonderful notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice, cedar and earth.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth round tannins that moves wonderfully into a long dark fruit earthy finish. The weekend is moving swimmingly forward with wonderful friends and loving family. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
On the palate — a month ago
Produced by CA Shafer Vineyards, pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with floral notes. On the palate flavors of peach and melon with lemon citrus and honeysuckle notes. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity, ending with fruit, floral and mineral character. Nice Napa offering! — a month ago
Made mostly from Cab Sauv, deep Ruby with aromas of rich ripe fruit with notes of sweetness. On the palate flavors of cherry and ripe blueberry with nutty vanilla spice. Smooth with good balance on long finish ending with a sweet fruit character. Tasting Sample. — a month ago
@ Sunny Isles — 19 hours ago
Dark, dark purple with no hint of translucency. An eclectic nose that just leaps out of the glass. Mulberries and rhubarb. Black cherries and strawberry preserves mingle with lusty dark chocolate and dry earth.
56/23/21 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec primarily from wonderful Stags Leap and Yountville grapes. A proper decant is necessary because of the 15.3% alcohol. Most wines just cannot maintain their composure with that kind of heat but the Shafer does very well here, not surprisingly. Ripe tannins and nice complexity.
Savory notes take over on the palate with cloves, smoke, and stewed plums. Grilled meat, bacon fat, and blueberry cobbler. Just delicious. Leather and mint with warm spice on the long finish. A sturdy wine with years to go. — a month ago
Produced by CA Shafer Vineyards, wine created by Doug Shafer and Winemaker Elias Fernandez, who began collaborating in 1984—hence the name. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit, oak, cigar box and forest floor. On the palate flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry with cedar, tobacco and floral spice. Medium+ finish, well balanced ending with fruit, oak and earthy character. Very nice! — a month ago
Getting better but still needs some more time to get the rough edges to soften. ￼ — 4 months ago