Shafer One Point Five Stags Leap Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
You'll want to get some of this Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon. Shafer turned out their first wine in 1981, and two years later, Doug Shafer joined his father John, and the rest is history. One Point Five refers to 'a generation and a half', not two, because they are such a great team. This signature blend is sure to fit in with lots of your meaty entrees. You just need to decide who you're going to share it with... It's ready to drink now, or you can find a shiny pedestal for it in your cellar, and let it settle in with the other bottles for a spell. Then get ready to belly up to the good glasses...
James Suckling: "Fresh cassis and blueberries with crushed violets and stones, too. This is fresh and complex. The palate carries a smooth, supple and tautly refined brand of tannin and a succulently fresh core of blue plums and blueberries. Drink or hold." Feb 2020
Winery: "The vintage gave us ripe, beautiful fruit with abundant aromas and flavors. Round, rich, and smooth, this classic, precision Cabernet is aromatic in the glass, and complex and compelling in the mouth serving up layer upon layer of red and black fruit: red plum, briar and bramble fruit, black cherry, summer berry compote, and pomegranate with a touch of savory herbs. The tannins are structured and ripe, promising a long, delicious life in your cellar."
|Varietal:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Aging:||20 months in 100% new French oak barrels|
|Region:||Napa, North Coast, California|