Shafer 2018 One Point Five Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Notes

2018 One Point Five is aromatically bright and overflowing with elegant, energetic flavors of red summer berries, black cherry, rose petal, and red and black plum, along with mocha, cinnamon, and spices. The seamless, silky tannins create a lush mouthfeel now and hold the promise for more riches to come with careful cellaring.

Blend" 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

WE97 Wine Enthusiast
This is a muscular wine with a velvety backdrop—classic for the vintage and appellation. Silky tannins glide across a foundation of turned earth, crushed rock, clove and tobacco. The wine is hugely structured and grand. Dark plum, cherry and mocha flavors round out the profile. Cellar Selection
JD95 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) might be the finest vintage to date. Dense purple-hued, with a thrilling nose of blue and black fruits as well as graphite and crushed stone, it's medium to full-bodied and has a wonderfully pure, elegant texture, ample underlying tannins, and a great finish. It shows the more focused, elegant, yet structured style of the vintage to a T.
JS95 James Suckling
This has a deliciously ripe and perfumed nose of blueberries, cloves, potpourri and gravel. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy and elegant with a driven, focused finish. Cooler and more refined at the end.
TP95 Tasting Panel
Deep garnet color; velvety, toasty, and spiced, with rich boysenberry and black raspberry. Splendid and beautifully balanced.
WS94 Wine Spectator
Quite lush in feel, with creamy waves of plum sauce, melted black licorice, açaí berry reduction and sweet toast rolling through, laced with subtle alder and bay leaf notes and ending with a sanguine hint amid the fruit. The buried structure will carry this in the cellar as well.
RP93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five charges out of the gate with notes of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry pie plus suggestions of bay leaves, fertile loam and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the mouth is completely coated with juicy black fruit flavors, supported by plush tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with an invigorating herbal lift.
D91 Decanter
Always a full-bodied and broad-shouldered showing of the Stags Leap District. Creme de cassis, violets and dark roast coffee on the nose. Forward and ripe on the mid-palate before lightening up and exhibiting the elegant, lifted character that Cabernet shows off in this region. Fine-grained and mellow tannins on the finish.