2015 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $89.94 (reg. $94.94)
"...the One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon flies under the radar, but is one of the very finest values in Napa Valley." -Antonio Galloni
Vintage after vintage Shafer continues to be serve as a benchmark first growth in Napa Valley, and while the Hillside Select is a worthy flagship, their ‘One Point Five’ Cabernet offers an outstanding level of quality at less than half the price.
The One Point Five line celebrates the two generations of Shafer family ownership of this landmark winery, and according to Galloni offers “superb quality for what are very modest price tags in the context of present day Napa Valley.”
Galloni praised the 2015 Cabernet vintage for Napa, indicating that "the best examples are classic Napa Valley: rich, flamboyant, exotic Cabernets built on texture and volume," while the Wine Advocate hails the 2015s as "singular, totally unique expressions of their vineyards and are absolutely spectacular."
At every level Shafer just keeps on knocking it out of the park. Galloni has called them one of “Napa Valley's best oiled machines” while Parker wrote that Shafer has been at the “top of its game for nearly two decades” and is a “poster boy for remarkable and consistent quality across the board.” With this kind of praise, you know you can rely on Shafer to always come through with a top-notch wine worth every penny. Cheers!