Now in stock is the 2014 Shafer "One Point Five," a Cabernet driven blend that’s developed a significant following over the years. Predominantly sourced from two Stag’s Leap District sites, the legendary Hillside estate vineyard and “Borderline” vineyard just south of the winery, it stands as one of the very finest examples SLD reds in the market. Shafer’s reputation is well established with Robert Parker proclaiming: “Today, this is a winery that does everything about as perfect as can be. They have kept their feet, heads and egos grounded, and continue to kick proverbial ass with every vintage.” High praise indeed and we are happy to report this singular dedication is on fully display in the 2014 One Point Five.
Year after year the wines deliver the goods in a rich, sumptuous style that defines the very essence of contemporary Napa Valley at its very best.” - Vinous
As Vinous notes in regards to the 2014 vintage: “The 2012s are terrific, but Shafer really shines in 2013 and 2014, two vintages in which the wines have a bit more energy and delineation.” This is precisely what we love about the 2014 - it is a bright and lively red with stunning purity of fruit. A parade of flavors greet the palate from blue and black fruits to licorice, eucalyptus, fennel seed, savory, pencil lead, and a wild herbal element. Medium to full bodied, this 2014 is accessible now and will continue to develop for easily a decade or more. Every year when our allocation of One Point Five arrives we blast right through it and we expect no less from this beautifully composed offering.
2014 Shafer "One Point Five" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers up scents of lavender, cloves, menthol, licorice, spice and graphite. Savory, delineated and tightly wound, the 2014 is a picture perfect example of the vintage. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that the drought was more severe in 2014 than it was in 2013. This is another strong showing from Shafer." (12/2016)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic example of the Stags Leap appellation. (RP)" (10/2016)
K&L Notes: "A big success for Shafer has been their Stags Leap One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon. They make between 6,000-7,000 cases of this wine in any vintage. About one-third of their famous Hillside Vineyard, which represents 100% of their flagship wine Hillside Select, goes into this cuvée. -Robert Parker;
"Shafer is one of Napa Valley's best oiled machines. Year after year the wines deliver the goods in a rich, sumptuous style that defines the very essence of contemporary Napa Valley at its very best. The 2012s are terrific, but Shafer really shines in 2013 and 2014" -Antonio Galloni