Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a tribute to the enduring partnership of John and Doug Shafer, symbolizing their lasting bond with the term “a generation and a half.” This remarkable wine showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of Shafer Vineyards, led by esteemed winemaker Elias Fernandez, whose commitment to excellence is reflected in every bottle.
Sourced predominantly from two estate vineyards, nestled in the Ridgetop and foothills sites along the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District, the 2019 growing season blessed the grapes with abundant sunshine, resulting in rich color and elegant aromas and flavors.
This elegant, silky Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a seductive array of tasting notes. Upon pouring, it unveils bright black cherry, red currant, and cranberry aromas, accompanied by hints of lavender, allspice, and crushed herbs. The lush and vivid fruit on the palate is seamlessly integrated with ripe, cashmere-like tannins, promising years of beauty with careful cellaring.
Critically acclaimed, Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 has garnered impressive scores. Jeb Dunnuck awards it 96 points, praising its sweet cassis, violets, and graphite aromas, full-bodied richness, velvety tannins, and opulent yet balanced style. James Suckling, awarding 95 points, celebrates its polished and refined palate, fresh velvety tannins, and its long and vivid finish.
Wine Enthusiast bestows 95 points, describing it as a perennial powerhouse with dense layers of rich earth, dried herbs, soy, and leather, enveloping lushly dark, baked fruit. Wine & Spirits, with a score of 94 points, commends the wine’s clean line, infused with black-currant ripeness and blueberry-skin darkness, displaying the stamina to last for a decade or two.
Further recognition comes from Wine Advocate, which grants 93 points, noting its bright, vibrant notes of cassis, cedar, and black raspberries, underpinned by a lively backbone and a long finish of purity and precision. Vinous, also awarding 93 points, highlights its elegance, bright red-toned fruit, and freshness, making it a hidden gem in Napa Valley.