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 Vintage2010 Label 2 of 39 
TypeRed
ProducerShafer (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
DesignationOne Point Five
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationStags Leap District
UPC Code(s)013528800014

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2022 (based on 17 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.6 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 106 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by RockinCabs on 7/13/2015 & rated 90 points: This is actually tightening up and required more decanting this year than it did last year. Upon opening there were Cabernet herb (sage, basil, green tea) notes showing underneath the Plum fruit on the nose.

Given an hour in the decanter and some vigorous swirling the SLD fruit really came out and the Shafer spice, plum, blackberry and blueberry came out of the wine. This is a really well balanced wine that is also massive in scale. Acid, fruit tannin all get in nice harmony once fully opened.

Best bottles were on release at this point, but showing a great prospective future. Locking up a bit right now, will revisit on 3rd anniversary. (775 views)
 Tasted by yowser on 6/28/2015 & rated 92 points: I decanted this for an hour before having with guests along side of rib eye steaks -- tremendous concentration, but already becoming smooth and elegant. Very glad I loaded up on this. (782 views)
 Tasted by Vinofitz on 6/27/2015 & rated 92 points: Still love this wine-- it's so balanced it can be deceiving- nothing jumps out but total integration of fruit, tannin, acid... still more fruit than anything though. drank it with Silver Oak 2010 and they stood up well together. (692 views)
 Tasted by winelegends.net on 6/20/2015 & rated 94 points: Dunkles Lila-Rot
Intensiv schwarzfruchtig.Brombeeren,schwarze Johannisbeeren,süssliches Cassisexrakt,würzig,Bleistift,warmer Parfumduft,subtiles feines Holz,zwischendurch Mokka und Tabak.
Fleischig,dicht,reich,voller Körper,vollmundig,samtige leicht körnige Tannine,hoher Alkoholgehalt(15.2) fällt mir nicht wirklich auf,balanciert,gute Säure.
Mit mehr Zeit leicht gerbstoffbetonter.
Langer Schwarzfruchtig,würziger Abgang.
Klar noch sehr jung,aber extrem fruchtig,balanciert und hält was er in der Nase verspricht auch wirklich ein.
Eine Typ CS der mir wirklich ausgesprochen gut gefällt und sicherlich problemlos 10-20 Jahre liegen kann. (830 views)
 Tasted by George Lopez on 6/11/2015 & rated 92 points: This is a very good One Point Five--one of their better vintages in my opinion. Unlike many 2010 Napa Cabs, this wine is basically ready to go. Decanted for an hour and sipped without food. (996 views)
 Tasted by jkirkland2003 on 5/23/2015 & rated 92 points: Cherry, chocolate, and spice. Long legs and a long finish. Delicious! (990 views)
 Tasted by stevieray.carter on 4/7/2015 & rated 91 points: Opaque, deep-violet, dense, juicy, with round and well-integrated tannins, but it lacks complexity. This is mostly about dark fruits with a sprinkling of spice and not much else. We were hoping for more, especially at this price---but it was a thoughtful gift; so who's complaining? (1506 views)
 Tasted by mactheknife on 2/21/2015 & rated 91 points: Got better as the time past. Should have decanted but was at a restaurant with no decanters. Very young; potential is there. (1877 views)
 Tasted by tummala on 1/12/2015 & rated 92 points: A very good wine. You need to let it breathe at least an hour. What a difference from first sip to the last half glass. Dark in color, average nose, rich and flavorful with berries, dark chocolate and medium tannins. Drank at home with Indian chicken curry. Me and my wife enjoyed it. I am glad I have few more bottles of this wine. A great value for the price. (2513 views)
 Tasted by LucasLabelle on 12/1/2014 & rated 94 points: Had alongside a 2006 Bryant. The wine was decanted for about an hour and was quite delicious. The Bryant was more integrated and finessed, and the Shafer was more primary and alcoholic. Both were great, but the Bryant outperformed the Shafer on this night. (2854 views)
 Tasted by Vinofitz on 11/23/2014 & rated 93 points: This bottle continues to astound. Getting more if I can find it. (2433 views)
 Tasted by awise45 on 10/19/2014 & rated 93 points: Rich and intense, but not too heavy. Very nice, even shortly after open, with an interesting blend of dark cherry and deep berry flavors. (2866 views)
 Tasted by gfwetzel on 9/26/2014 & rated 91 points: Wow. Let it breathe and it will come alive. Chalk and aromatics on the nose. Mineral and tannins on the palate. Strong without being heavy. An unusual combination. (2731 views)
 Tasted by BK29 on 8/17/2014 & rated 90 points: MACTHEKNIFE is spot on. Figured I would get more out of this. Gotta give it 2-3 more years (3085 views)
 Tasted by mactheknife on 7/21/2014 & rated 88 points: did not have a chance to decant and it showed; still too young to show its stuff; has potential, but I should have waited. Light and tannic on the mid palate compared to the other One.Five's I have drunk. Will wait on the next bottle. (2740 views)
 Tasted by RockinCabs on 7/14/2014 & rated 90 points: Shafer all the way with Dark Black Cherry, Chocolate, Spice and cool blueberry fruit. All wrapped up in a highly polished package.

We served this at our wedding last year, and it is still great at our 1st Anniversary. (2759 views)
 Tasted by Thirsty1 on 7/9/2014: This last bottle was also a pnp, but I thought it was a little more thin from a depth and flavor perspective. Similar notes as before. (2373 views)
 Tasted by awise45 on 5/21/2014 & rated 92 points: Typical Shafer cab -- rich, full, with lots of body and a long finish. Not a lot of nuance, but a really enjoyable wine. (2812 views)
 Tasted by rdalehite on 4/27/2014 & rated 92 points: Had this wine with a filet mignon. Bottle took about 1 hour to open up and was still tight when it did. Very young, nice notes of graphites, light berries. There was a moment for about 10-15 minutes when the flavors exploded; however, they quickly faded out. This beat out a Domaine Serene (different style of wine) but I was hoping for more from this Shafer (2673 views)
 Tasted by Gator96 on 4/3/2014 & rated 92 points: El Paso.... Awesome one great finish... (2668 views)
 Tasted by Votefordennis on 3/15/2014 & rated 92 points: Excellent (2850 views)
 Tasted by Dvsdude on 2/7/2014 & rated 92 points: PnP and it was delicious. Bright red and black fruits on the nose with a smooth, lingering texture and mouthfeel. Looooooong finish leaving you wanting for more.

These are special wines from Shafer and should be enjoyed at multiple stages of their lifetime. Given the quality and breadth of their lineup Shafer should be in the discussion as one of the top producers in California if not the world! (3246 views)
 Tasted by Thirsty1 on 1/30/2014: PnP and delicious. Juicy with black fruit and cocoa powder. I even got a hint of that martha's vineyard minty-ness. I find it a little one-dimensional but I think that's because it's still very young and will open up with a little air, and time is in this wine's favor. It can be enjoyed now but will probably better much better in a year or so. (3226 views)
 Tasted by S R U D I N on 1/27/2014 & rated 91 points: Needs more cellar time, shows some good promise... (3175 views)
 Tasted by Matt Scott on 1/19/2014 & rated 94 points: See previous notes. Chocolate brownie, black tea, blackberry, cremé de cassis, plum, crushed rock and roasted garlic. Longer than the previous encounter and quite concentrated. Undoubtedly a fine Cabernet. Drink now - 2022. (3214 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013)
(Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Napa Valley/stags' Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168
(Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012)
(Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Napa Valley/stags' Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011)
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Shafer

Producer website
John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon,
their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select,
is produced from selected blocks of the family's hillside vineyards and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. They also produce Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, One Point Five
(Cabernet Sauvignon) and Relentless (a Syrah/Petite Sirah blend), which was named #1 wine of the year by Wine Spectator's "Top 100" of 2012.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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USA

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California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Napa Valley

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Stags Leap District

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