2004 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2007
Intense and concentrated with vivid currant and blackberry flavors that are shaded by light toasty oak and mocha coffee scents. Smooth-textured with ripe fine-grained tannins ending with a long complex aftertaste. Drink... Intense and concentrated with vivid currant and blackberry flavors that are shaded by light toasty oak and mocha coffee scents. Smooth-textured with ripe fine-grained tannins ending with a long complex aftertaste. Drink now through 2014. 6000 cases made. -JL
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Good medium ruby. Ripe expressive aromas of black raspberry currant dark chocolate sassafras cedar tobacco and spices. Sweet dense and supple; at once full and nicely focused with dark flavors of black raspberry mulberry... Good medium ruby. Ripe expressive aromas of black raspberry currant dark chocolate sassafras cedar tobacco and spices. Sweet dense and supple; at once full and nicely focused with dark flavors of black raspberry mulberry and spicy oak. Finishes with big chewy tannins and lingering suggestions of mint and leather.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
The newest baby in the Shafer portfolio is their Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap that they call One Point Five. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a quintessential example of Stags Leap. Elegant berry fruit... The newest baby in the Shafer portfolio is their Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap that they call One Point Five. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a quintessential example of Stags Leap. Elegant berry fruit intermixed with spring flowers graphite and crushed rock is followed by a medium-bodied wine with beautifully pure black cherry and currant fruit as well as wonderfully fresh acidity and purity. This wine should drink nicely for 10-15+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Stag's Leap District
Vintage 2004

Winery

Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley. It was founded in 1972 by John Shafer who left a 23-year career in the publishing industry to pursue a second career in wine. After purchasing a 210-acre estate, the family faced the arduous task of replanting the existing vineyards which dated back to the 1920s.

Evolving from grape growers to vintners, the Shafers crushed their first Cabernet grapes in 1978 and began construction on their winery a year later. The first Shafer Cabernet became a benchmark, winning the acclaimed San Francisco Vintners Club taste-off upon release and, over a decade later taking first place in an international blind tasting held in Germany, where it outranked such wines as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Palmer.

Doug Shafer became winemaker in 1983 after graduating from the University of California at Davis with a degree in enology and viticulture. A year later, Elias Fernandez joined the winery as assistant winemaker. Together Doug and Elias have worked closely to forge the Shafer style of quality, consistency and elegance.

New vineyards have been added over the years, with acreage acquired in the Oak Knoll, Stags Leap and Carneros districts, bringing the total Shafer vineyard acreage to over 200 acres. Winery facilities have been expanded and extensive caves carved into the hillside for aging wine.

In 1994, Elias was appointed winemaker, and Doug took over the reins as president when John became chairman of the board.