2014 Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

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(90-92 Points)  A revelation, it is hard to believe the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) came from a challenging vintage of cool weather and rainy periods. It boasts an inky/purple color along with sweet cassis and mulberry fruit intermixed with notions of high quality toast and spring flowers. Although it does not reveal the mid-palate density and impact or finish of the 2010, the 2011 is an outstanding success for the vintage.



This was a fascinating tasting with one of the superstar reference point/iconic wineries in all of California. Shafer-s Relentless project has been a huge success since the debut. Blending Syrah and Petite Sirah, aging it for a long time in French oak, and not compromising on any element of the winemaking process has put them at the top of the Rhone Ranger sweepstakes. From the Stags Leap District, the Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five was named by the Shafers to honor the generation and a half of the family that has been involved in this winery-s success. Turning to Shafer-s Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon is akin to entering one of the world's museums of liquid art. This is unquestionably one of California-s, and the world's, most iconic and greatest wines. When Chateau Latour bought the Araujo estate, I thought the entire value of the Shafers and of this particular vineyard probably jumped by 30-50% because of that purchase. This is a first-growth wine from a magical site, and it has been one of the top half dozen or so California Cabernet Sauvignons in every vintage since the early nineties. That's a remarkable track record. In every vintage it is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged an uncommonly long time (32 months) in 100% French oak, yet you would never know that. The Shafers remain disarmingly modest about what they have achieved, but this is utterly profound, world-class wine that any wine lovers who enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon need to sample at least once in their life.  Wine Advocate #209 Oct 2013 Reviewer: Robert Parker



Winery Noyes: One Point Five takes its name from the term “a generation and a half,” coined by John and Doug Shafer to describe their long father-and-son partnership. Since 1983 this family team has worked side by side to manage their Stags Leap District winery.



Release Date: March 1, 2014



Vineyard Locations: Predominately from two Stags Leap District sites — Shafer’s hillside estate vineyard and



“Borderline” vineyard located about two miles south of the winery.



The 2011 Growing Season: The cool weather in spring continued into the sunny, mild summer, holding fruit development to a slow, even pace. With extra work in the vineyard, pruning away any less than idea fruit, we enjoyed a harvest of beautiful clusters loaded with elegant, enticing flavor.



Varietal Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec



Brix at Harvest: 23.5° – 25.0°



Cooperage: 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels (Allier & Vosage)



Alcohol: 15.1%


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