Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
From winemaker Elias Fernandez:
From the moment you pull the cork on this vintage rich, tantalizing aromas fill the air with blackberry, black licorice, spice, rose petal, and cinnamon, leading to a lush, full-bodied wine offering juicy flavors of black and red plum, summer berries, pie crust, baked rhubarb, cinnamon, and warm briar jam in a seamless package of ripe, welcoming tannins and a long, vibrant finish.
|Appellation||Stags Leap District|
Wine EnthusiastThis powerful, savory bottling named for the two generations behind the family winery opens with toasted barrel and meat aromas before expanding on the nose and palate with additional black pepper and soy components. The fruit is distinctly spicy-a mix of blackberry, clove and cinnamon.
VinousThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers up scents of lavender, cloves, menthol, licorice, spice and graphite. Savory, delineated and tightly wound, the 2014 is a picture perfect example of the vintage. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that the drought was more severe in 2014 than it was in 2013. This is another strong showing from Shafer.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic example of the Stags Leap appellation. Drink it over the next 15+ years.
Wine SpectatorAustere and aromatic, with grippy tannins and a trim band of dark berry, cedar, black licorice and loamy earth flavors. This slowly works into a more harmonious groove on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2028. 9,000 cases made.