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2008 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 85
La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (92 points)
February 24, 2017 - Sampled in single-blind fashion at a Napa Cabernet brown-bag tasting, this opaque crimson wine showed very well. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, it is a full-bodied, ripe, low-acid bruiser. Black and red currants, cherries, smoked meat, dried herbs and dark chocolate are supported by big sweet tannins. Despite being listed as 15.1%, the wine's alcohol stays in check. Layered and dense on the mid-palate, it finishes with a spice-laden, medium-length finish. This sultry Cab should hold up well for another decade or more. Drink now-2027.
SMHalps Likes this wine: (92 points)
January 17, 2017 - Had this as part of a 2008 Cabernet tasting, with 7 other members of my wine group. Not the WOTN, although a few liked it best and it was enjoyed by everyone.
Very fruit driven, and not much tannic grip. So it felt a little "flabby", at this point, it might be better as a sipping wine, as opposed to having it with a steakhouse meal.
Rscholtz Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 25, 2016 - Quite chunky, but showing really well right now for a tough vintage. Enough acid there to hold up for a fatty prime rib, but I wouldn't hold this much longer. Drink now.1 person found this helpful Comment
Bluth Likes this wine: (88 points)
October 22, 2016 - Dark ruby, better serve at temperature low enough to hide alcohol. Typical Napa kind with juicy, sweet and full body. Lot of residues that should be stood up for a couple of days prior to uncork and handle with care.
phynes wrote: (93 points)
October 4, 2016 - Tasted the Pichon Lalande 2003 alongside the Shafter One Point Five from 2008 and Cakebread 2009. The Pichon was more fragrant with more finesse, the Shafer more powerful and fruit forward and the Cakebread somewhere in between. People voted in different ways with the overall view that "all three were equally lovely but different"
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Shafer
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation One Point Five
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- UPC Code 013528800014
- Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,750 (64%)
- Consumed 960 (35%)
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