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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 109272)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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
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
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a Cabernet that is so enjoyable now and will just get better with time in the cellar. Aromas of rich, polished black fruit, mocha, and spice, followed by fulsome, juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry, chocolate, plum and cedar, with ripe, smooth tannins and a pleasingly long finish.
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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.