Shafer

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31213 ratings
9.1104 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Rodney Rosser

Another wine rep gift!!

Another wine rep gift!!

Jan 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!

Dec 28th, 2018
Chris McClellan

Big, jammy black crunchy blackberry, acid well intact...def tobacco...went great with big bold bolognese dinner...

Big, jammy black crunchy blackberry, acid well intact...def tobacco...went great with big bold bolognese dinner...

Nov 21st, 2018
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.6

My favorite family and b figggssss

My favorite family and b figggssss

Jul 27th, 2018
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

9.7

Perfectly dark delicious and balanced with smooth tannins and lots of layers. I wonder how good he hillside select is of this was so tasty. Thanks.

Perfectly dark delicious and balanced with smooth tannins and lots of layers. I wonder how good he hillside select is of this was so tasty. Thanks.

Mar 14th, 2018
Roy Goble

Nice wine!

Nice wine!

Nov 4th, 2017
Paul Schmidt

Delicious with a mid rare ribeye. Breathed in glass for 3 hours before the meal. Plush blue fruit and nicely integrated oak.

Delicious with a mid rare ribeye. Breathed in glass for 3 hours before the meal. Plush blue fruit and nicely integrated oak.

4 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2015
todd herron DPM

The color is very opaque. The leg drip is 9 seconds at 3/4 glass start to 1/4 glass. The boquet is blackberry pie. There is no tanic / alcohol aroma at all. The initial palate is that of blackberry, currant, cigars, and pepper. The finish is butter. No aftertaste. It is dry, but not over done! Perfection in a wine. Finally!!!!!!!!!!! worth every penny!

The color is very opaque. The leg drip is 9 seconds at 3/4 glass start to 1/4 glass. The boquet is blackberry pie. There is no tanic / alcohol aroma at all. The initial palate is that of blackberry, currant, cigars, and pepper. The finish is butter. No aftertaste. It is dry, but not over done! Perfection in a wine. Finally!!!!!!!!!!! worth every penny!

3 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Tom Riley

Opens a bit disjointed, as though you surprised it while it was getting dressed. An hour later, it has relaxed, regained its poise, and is starting to impress anyone nearby. Acid, fruit, tannins, balanced alcohol: this bottle has years ahead of it. Well, not this bottle, but you know what I mean.

Opens a bit disjointed, as though you surprised it while it was getting dressed. An hour later, it has relaxed, regained its poise, and is starting to impress anyone nearby. Acid, fruit, tannins, balanced alcohol: this bottle has years ahead of it. Well, not this bottle, but you know what I mean.

2 people found it helpfulNov 12th, 2014
Tim Terry

Intensely layered

Intensely layered

2 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2013