Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Aromas of pure, elegant black fruit, dark chocolate, and spice, followed by rich, juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry, chocolate, and cedar, with ripe, smooth tannins and a long finish.
"The beautiful 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five exhibits a dense purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of boysenberries, black currants, subtle toast and spice and a slight floral component. The wine is medium to full-bodied with good acidity, a voluptuous texture and impressive purity and length. Drink this stunning Cabernet over the next 15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Elias Fernandez blends this wine from Shafer's vineyards under the Stags leap escarpment and the family's Borderline Vineyard. It has the balance of freshness and intensity that the best Napa Valley 2007s can claim, a supple and delicious red with complexity riding beneath lush cherry fruit. Scents of mineral tannins, mesquite and tobacco hint at the development that will come with eight to ten years in bottle."
Wine & Spirits
"A good, lusty wine, although it's too young now, offering a big mouthful of tannins, acidity and immature fruit. A blend of 99% Cab and 1% Petit Verdot, it’s a hard wine, but the flavors are immaculate, suggesting ripe blackberries and currants that veer into a touch of raisin. Give it 4–5 years in the cellar to come around."
Big & Bold
wow, great 2007 cabernet. fruity yet bold and firm with strong smooth tannins. i got the half bottle at $42 from wine.com (now sold out), but found it at couple other resellers for $36. I've also found the 750ml's elsewhere for $60 and have ordered a few of those for my 'cellar' and holding. recommended
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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...
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