2010 Shafer "One Point Five" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot) exhibits aromas of blueberries, black currants, incense and delicate floral notes. Following the stunning perfume, this full-bodied, elegant, super-rich wine reveals great definition and purity of black currants and black raspberries gentle wrapped in subtle spicy oak. This classic Cabernet is the quintessential model for both Stags Leap and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannins are sweet enough that it can be drunk now, but it should evolve easily for two decades.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, deep red. Black raspberry and dark chocolate on the nose. Sweet, dense and creamy on the palate, with plush flavors of kirsch, licorice and bitter chocolate. The broad finish features substantial tannins...
Shafer's One Point Five is primarily sourced from their hillside estate vineyard as well as the Borderline vineyard about two miles south of the winery. It includes 1% Petite Verdot along with the Cabernet fruit, and the wine spent 20 months in 100% new French oak. From winemaker Elias Fernadez: "Enticing aromas of crushed red and black berries fill the glass along with more delicate layers of sage, vanilla, cedar, and tobacco leaf. In the mouth the herbs and fruit are nicely integrated within a structure of ripe Stags Leap District tannins. The finish is lingering and pleasurable, inviting another taste."