Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.361 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Rodney Rosser

Another wine rep gift!!

Another wine rep gift!!

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

The small winery is managed by father/son team John & Doug Shafer. A blend of 90% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot & 3% Malbec, aged, 20 months, 100% new French oak. Beautiful fruit & floral aromas with hints of savory spice. On the palate cherry & raspberry flavors with a tight oak structure adding pepper, licorice & dusty cacao. Firm tight tannins, needs decanting now, lingering ending with fruit & slight mineral edge. Good now but 5 years of cellar rest with make wine pop! Had this with a Holiday Filet Mignon. Nice!

The small winery is managed by father/son team John & Doug Shafer. A blend of 90% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot & 3% Malbec, aged, 20 months, 100% new French oak. Beautiful fruit & floral aromas with hints of savory spice. On the palate cherry & raspberry flavors with a tight oak structure adding pepper, licorice & dusty cacao. Firm tight tannins, needs decanting now, lingering ending with fruit & slight mineral edge. Good now but 5 years of cellar rest with make wine pop! Had this with a Holiday Filet Mignon. Nice!

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2018
Lauren Chinn

Dark dry jam

Dark dry jam

Oct 4th, 2019
Martin Grisolle

@ Baker B dinner Houston

@ Baker B dinner Houston

Sep 22nd, 2019
Mark Farrell

Color of dark ruby-purple, with a nose of blackberry jam, vanilla, and sawdust. Full-bodied with amazing balance. Nice smooth finish. Tannins are there, and grippy. This is a really nice wine. With the tannin structure and fruit in place, I could see this aging for years to come.

Color of dark ruby-purple, with a nose of blackberry jam, vanilla, and sawdust. Full-bodied with amazing balance. Nice smooth finish. Tannins are there, and grippy. This is a really nice wine. With the tannin structure and fruit in place, I could see this aging for years to come.

Sep 7th, 2019
Nick Hodne

Six hours without rain? Taking advantage with a fire and good company. This is drinking beautifully for its young age - cherry and spice; well-rounded and integrated now. Increasingly pleased with this second-tier offering.

Six hours without rain? Taking advantage with a fire and good company. This is drinking beautifully for its young age - cherry and spice; well-rounded and integrated now. Increasingly pleased with this second-tier offering.

May 18th, 2019
E & K G

Decanted for a good 2hrs and that helped smooth things out. Powerful and brooding with just a touch of heat. May want to revision 5yrs to see if it’s become better integrated. Fun components, just not all in full harmony just yet.

Decanted for a good 2hrs and that helped smooth things out. Powerful and brooding with just a touch of heat. May want to revision 5yrs to see if it’s become better integrated. Fun components, just not all in full harmony just yet.

May 12th, 2019
Paul K
9.4

Love this!

Love this!

Feb 21st, 2019
Steve Parker

This is young, but so approachable. Great full bodied with soft and supple tannins.

This is young, but so approachable. Great full bodied with soft and supple tannins.

Feb 15th, 2019
Blake Walker

Full bodied fruit forward cab, mild spice & vanilla notes.

Full bodied fruit forward cab, mild spice & vanilla notes.

Jan 20th, 2019