Shafer´s One Point Five pays homage to John and Doug Shafer´s long term father-and-son partnership in the winery. Instead of one generation handing over the business to the following, father and son work hand in hand at Shafer since 1983 and tell their successful “Generation and a half story.”
Most of the fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wine comes from the Borderline Vineyard on the edge of Stags Leap District and is added by some fruit from the Hillside Estate vineyard.
Our 2008 One Point Five bottling is flawless (bottle and cork). 15,1% alc.
Garnet, inky colored with an almost black core.
Very dense and vital!
Ripe Dark Fruit and Berries. Stewed Fruit.
Beautiful Floral traces (Roses and Lilac) with Fresh Eucalypt and Herbs.
Sweet Vanilla, Tar, Dark Chocolate and Tobacco. Little traces of Smoke.
Complex, attractive, intense and inviting aromatics!
Powerful Dark Fruit; Blue and Black Berries, Cherries and little Plum.
Some Herbal Spiciness. Hints of Lilac and Violets. Earthy characteristics.
Soft and warm mouthfeel. Perfectly round tannins and refreshing acidity.
Finishes soft, warm and very long with a ton of Dark Fruit (Black Cherry!),
Soft Tannins and Decent Peppery Spiciness.
Greatly structured, multi-layered and delicious!
Intense and rich, but harmonious, balanced and round wine!
It is still very young, but already very drinkable with beautiful finesse, complexity and drive.
This should evolve for another 10 to 20 years easily.