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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 28 
ProducerShafer (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
DesignationOne Point Five
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationStags Leap District
UPC Code(s)013528800014, 013528800021

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2021 (based on 50 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 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 306 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by iamandyc on 6/25/2015 & rated 92 points: Some cinnamon, vanillas, and plum pudding on the nose. Nice cassis and plum on the palate with a touch of spice. Good acidity. Nice mouthfeel - viscous but with some acidity to keep fresh. Finish could have been longer. Definitely improved over three days. (380 views)
 Tasted by SMHalps on 5/28/2015 & rated 91 points: Tasted as part of a Napa wine night. One of 5 wines, for 8 people. This was probably the 3 ranked wine of the night, but I was a little disappointed, it tasted 'chewy' and clunky. It got better as it sat in the bottle, but I have had better One Point Fives, both from this vintage and other vintages. The bottle had been stored great, so I'm not sure what happened. But I have other bottles and will try another one soon. (927 views)
 Tasted by capacious on 4/17/2015 & rated 90 points: Well built, mouth filling, good integration of tannin giving that feeling on the palate that makes you keep tasting. Thanks, Doug. (1401 views)
 Tasted by vinniemontoni on 4/9/2015 & rated 91 points: Decanted through vinturi. Aired 30 mins. Nose of cherries and still strong alcohol present. Medium palate. Red fruits, cherry, raspberries on the palate with a little roughness of the tannins towards the finish that is very, very lengthy. Like it but I think it needs more air or another year at least. (1407 views)
 Tasted by blawrence on 2/8/2015 & rated 92 points: Very good now, should still improve and soften/integrate tannins in another year or two. A classic Shafer that is probably one of the best 2nd wines out of Napa. (2172 views)
 Tasted by Oeno-1 on 1/27/2015 & rated 97 points: Pop and Pour. Silky smooth, but with enough structure for a good ribeye, with pasta and salad. Very complex and complementary to food the way a really well made Napa Cab or Left Bank Bordeaux should be. One of the best Cabernets I have had in decades. Right up there with Ridge Monte Bello (but not as costly), Colgin (but not as costly), Caymus Special Select (but not as costly). Just Killer. (2088 views)
 Tasted by Domer99 on 1/11/2015 & rated 90 points: Deep purple with a pink rim. Nose has a bit of menthol, along with blue/black fruits. On the palante, the tannins are very soft at this point, with great fruit. Again, blue/black fruits (plum, blackberry, blueberry) and menthol/fennel as well. In light of the soft tannins, I think this is ready to go, though I see no other sign of fading. A very nice bottle of wine both before dinner and during. (2086 views)
 Tasted by Nomadirish on 12/28/2014 & rated 91 points: Just lovely (1908 views)
 Tasted by Frank_A_M on 11/30/2014 & rated 94 points: Dark plum color, fruit to the nose with cassis, dark cherry flavor, medium tannins, very smooth finish. (2349 views)
 Tasted by MattMauldin on 11/29/2014 & rated 92 points: Decanted. Clear, deep garnet color. Glass coating. Clean aromas, medium intensity. Mostly secondary aromas of blackcurrant & boysenberry fruit, graphite, cedar, melted rock, dried lavender- still developing and tight. Dry on the palate with medium acid and high tannins, medium+ alcohol and full body. Concentrated flavor notes of blackberry and redcurrant fruit, clove, espresso, tea leaf and violets. Expressive and rich, showing good balance, mostly integrated oak, nice supporting acid, and full depth. Weighty on the palate with big silky ripe tannins. Finishes dry with moderately long length. Drink/hold. (1955 views)
 Tasted by JackieTreehorn on 11/27/2014 & rated 92 points: Nice CA cab. Dark fruit, chocolate and coffee create a deep wine. Tannins are still there, but are sweet and do not detract from enjoyment. Well made and fun to drink. Will last, but ready to go. (1672 views)
 Tasted by pauljr1121 on 11/22/2014 & rated 94 points: Enjoyed at Bistro Jeanty in Yountville. Purchased at the vineyard the day before and decanted briefly at the restaurant after we nearly guzzled the 03 Dunn before the mains arrived. Very plush style with no heat. Fruit was somewhere between ripe blackberry and boysenberry, black currants and a bit of well integrated spicy oak. Continued to open as the night went on. (1488 views)
 Tasted by jyensan on 10/19/2014 & rated 94 points: 3 hour decant, drank over the course of the next 2. Dark fruit, cassis, and a touch of heat initially. Really shined after the first half hour with great balance, complexity, and a silky-smooth finish. I have 2 more bottles, but I'm going to buy more this week! (1955 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/8/2014 & rated 93 points: Bouquet with very ripe forest fruits, eucalyptus and sweet spices. On the palate a lot of sweet ripe fruits and also good acidity, a lot of sweet spices and good oak, chocolate, round tannin. A soft and sweet blockbuster. Not for French Pinot Noir fans ;-). Ready now and at least until 2020. 92 - 93+ (1630 views)
 Tasted by HOS on 10/4/2014 & rated 93 points: PnP. Dark chocolate, cherry, herbs. Full bodied, rich, deep flavor, smooth finish. Grippy tannins shows a long life ahead. Really hitting its stride. Only one bottle to go which is just a shame. (1568 views)
 Tasted by cmcmullen on 10/4/2014: Kurtis and Cristina's housewarming (1608 views)
 Tasted by blawrence on 8/17/2014 & rated 93 points: Coming onto seven years after picking, this wine is really just now coming into a great drinking window. Garnet in color, long legs, interesting aroma of loam and forest meadow, tastes of dark fruit, with hints of cocoa, coffee. Tannins are both structured and silky, creating a mouth watering pleasure with a long finish. I'm looking forward to the next seven plus years. (2372 views)
 Tasted by Double D on 7/1/2014 & rated 93 points: Drinking very nice right now, some strange (not negative) notes that I couldn't identify, I had to look twice to make sure I had not picked a CdP. (2494 views)
 Tasted by philweird on 6/2/2014 & rated 95 points: Very few wines do it for me like the One Point Five and the 07 is my favorite vintage ever (although the 2009 is in a mighty tasty place right now). We let this decant for a good two hours and still tasted great the next day. One thing about Shafter is that they can be happily consumed on release and continue to evolve for years. (2754 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 5/27/2014 & rated 93 points: Insignia, Shafer, Peppiere (My backyard): This has always been my favorite vintage for this wine. While it still has a long life ahead, it has lost its youthful exuberance that I loved. Still a beautiful cab. Purple/ruby in color. The nose has cassis, coffee, and some leather. Showing depth and some tight layering. Great cassis fruit on the palate. Nice finish. (2907 views)
 Tasted by jcasey555 on 4/13/2014 & rated 93 points: tannins were dusty, decanted and it came to life as is typical for this "go to" cab (2871 views)
 Tasted by CK6865 on 3/14/2014 & rated 92 points: Nice wine , popped and poured lots of dark fruit, nice nose, overall nice wine for the price (2755 views)
 Tasted by HOS on 3/6/2014 & rated 91 points: Decanted for 1/2 hour. Currant, herbs. Full bodied, clipped finish. This hasn't improved in last year and not sure where this is going. (2410 views)
 Tasted by jcasey555 on 3/2/2014 & rated 91 points: seemed a little tight, maybe didn't open far enough in advance but by the end of the bottle expected quality showed. (2155 views)
 Tasted by Kenie on 3/1/2014 & rated 85 points: 头香以奔放的成熟黑色水果(黑莓和黑加仑)为主,二级香气则是明显的香料辛香,最后以轻微的类似蘑菇的鲜咸三级香气为主。当时从气味上推断质感会有粉末感,入口在浓浓的熟李子味下确实感受到分布门牙牙龈和舌尖与舌中间的中量粉末状单宁。酸度合理但结构略散,余味悠长。
The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry, black currant (cassis) and plum. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. (1987 views)
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JancisRobinson.com (12/8/2010)
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Vinous, May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/13/2010)
(Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five) Aromatic, berry nose; berry, baked berry, red bean palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.  91 points
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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.

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