Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2190 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

2013 Shafer one point five cabernet sauvignon from the Stags Leap district of coarse! Well, perfection dad and son! John and Doug, you guys have mastered it. The cork was in perfect condition. After a 45 min eternity of time for decanting, the color is as dark as the night sky on a stormy night in the hills of Tennessee. The legs are slow and thick. The bouquet is peppered cranberry juice with a twist of rip figs growing on the tree. The initial palate is reminiscent of buttered toast and blackberry jam. There is a hint of spice and black pepper. On the finish which is very long, I detect black coffee and dark chocolate - not the Dove version, but the bitter version. There is an fired oaky wood flavor with a blast of a maduro cigar! The finish is very dry and if I don't get a sip of water soon My tongue my shrivel up. But I need another sip first!
Fantastic wine!
Here is a toast to the Shafer family and to my wonderful and beautiful Dayanara on our new home!
Cheers!

2013 Shafer one point five cabernet sauvignon from the Stags Leap district of coarse! Well, perfection dad and son! John and Doug, you guys have mastered it. The cork was in perfect condition. After a 45 min eternity of time for decanting, the color is as dark as the night sky on a stormy night in the hills of Tennessee. The legs are slow and thick. The bouquet is peppered cranberry juice with a twist of rip figs growing on the tree. The initial palate is reminiscent of buttered toast and blackberry jam. There is a hint of spice and black pepper. On the finish which is very long, I detect black coffee and dark chocolate - not the Dove version, but the bitter version. There is an fired oaky wood flavor with a blast of a maduro cigar! The finish is very dry and if I don't get a sip of water soon My tongue my shrivel up. But I need another sip first!
Fantastic wine!
Here is a toast to the Shafer family and to my wonderful and beautiful Dayanara on our new home!
Cheers!

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

Soft and smooth. Not quite Hillside Select but I really like this. Soaring bouquet and lingering finish. Perfect.

Soft and smooth. Not quite Hillside Select but I really like this. Soaring bouquet and lingering finish. Perfect.

May 21st, 2017
Shay A
9.3

Saw @Ron R was enjoying a Shafer, so I decided to indulge tonight as well! This '13 One Point Five was actually pretty complex tonight. The aroma was powerful and inviting, and it stayed that way from first pop and pour until the last glass was enjoyed out of the decanter two hours later. The color was dark Ruby red and the legs were model-esque...went on for days. Got a medley of red fruits, black peppercorn, and graphite on the tongue. This needs time away, no question. Tannins were gripping. Drink 2021 and after.

Saw @Ron R was enjoying a Shafer, so I decided to indulge tonight as well! This '13 One Point Five was actually pretty complex tonight. The aroma was powerful and inviting, and it stayed that way from first pop and pour until the last glass was enjoyed out of the decanter two hours later. The color was dark Ruby red and the legs were model-esque...went on for days. Got a medley of red fruits, black peppercorn, and graphite on the tongue. This needs time away, no question. Tannins were gripping. Drink 2021 and after.

Nov 6th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.4

Lush, velvety, ripe black cherry, cassis, cedar, cloves, cinnamon , chocolate, and peppery. Lots of life ahead of this one.

Lush, velvety, ripe black cherry, cassis, cedar, cloves, cinnamon , chocolate, and peppery. Lots of life ahead of this one.

Sep 18th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

A bouquet of fresh berries with a hint of rose pedals wrapped in a tobacco leaf - a bit our sour cherries in the palate.

A bouquet of fresh berries with a hint of rose pedals wrapped in a tobacco leaf - a bit our sour cherries in the palate.

Aug 13th, 2016
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.8

Black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, chocolate, some earthy funk and a little raspberry on the finish.

Black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, chocolate, some earthy funk and a little raspberry on the finish.

Jul 28th, 2016
Shawn R

Just a baby, but o' so tasty.

Just a baby, but o' so tasty.

Jul 27th, 2016
Roy Goble

This 2013 is good but not great.

This 2013 is good but not great.

Jul 9th, 2016
Andy Halvorsen

Dark and bold Napa Cab

Dark and bold Napa Cab

Apr 4th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

The 2013 needs a decant to really start strutting its stuff

The 2013 needs a decant to really start strutting its stuff

Aug 11th, 2016