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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90455)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The One Point Five label takes its name from the generation-and-a-half idea because John Shafer and his son Doug learned the wine business together over the span of "a generation-and-a-half".

Shafer winemaker, Elias Fernandez, says of the 2004 One Point Five Cabernet, "These are aromas and flavors that speak of home to me – pure Stags Leap District. The first thing I get are aromas of black, chewy fruit, cedar, chocolate, and dried herbs, followed by rich, juicy flavors of blackberry, smoke, dark chocolate, herbs, and tobacco, with a nice long finish. The tannins are ripe and supple, bringing back memories of the 1992 vintage."

"The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a combination of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. It reveals all the elegance and classicism one expects from the Stags Leap District along with beautifully sweet cherry and black currant fruit, flower, spice box, and mineral-like notes. Medium-bodied and pure with terrific intensity and a degree of opulence characteristic of the vintage, it can be consumed over the next 10-12 years."
-The Wine Advocate

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About Shafer Vineyards:

John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon, their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select, is produced from selected blocks of the family's hillside vineyards and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. They also produce Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, One Point Five (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Relentless (a Syrah/Petite Sirah blend), which was named #1 wine of the year by Wine Spectator's "Top 100" of 2012.