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2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
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Community Tasting Notes 160
pgm wrote: (94 points)
April 17, 2015 - Probably at its peak right now. Beautiful berry, cigar box, black olive, cocoa notes on the nose, and in the mouth its all integrated and powerful. Tannins are resolved/resolving, but there's still great structure. Long, fine finish. Loved it.
harley-dawg2001 wrote: (93 points)
April 12, 2015 - Excellent wine, so smooth
ewledbetter Likes this wine: (93 points)
March 23, 2015 - Was worried by an earlier review this might be waning so we opened a bottle tonight. The cork disintegrated so I decanted, but otherwise the wine was superb, rife with deep and complex aromas and flavors of dark fruit and spices. Tannins still had presence, but softly, so my take is this vintage still has a ways to run. All is right with the world once more.
Anonymous wrote: (90 points)
March 23, 2015 - just past peak and starting to fade compared to previous examples, don't decant, drink up.
Bill Bucklew wrote: (89 points)
November 2, 2014 - Double decanted for three hours and tasted blind initially. Moderate nose, black fruit, a touch of earth, medium body, medium acidity, saturated dark fruit on the attack, finishes a bit weak though. This fell a bit short for me.
Pro Reviews 3
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)
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Wine Library TV
By Gary Vaynerchuk
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five, Episode #698, 6/30/2009 (link) 93 points
(Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon) COLOR-a gorgeous purple inky color, pitch dark; NOSE-big red fruit (kirsch & cassis); enormous intensity; a little mint play; just gorgeous; really ripe cherry; fruit bomby, yet conservative; PALATE-very silky; enormous silk on the back-end; seductive; silky smooth; polished finish; almost like drinking delicious pure purple paint; refined elegance; has that really bright, intense California fruit; a Napa cab really doing it's thing; this is a gorgeous conducted Napa Cab; really polished elegance; big fruit; explosive; I really want to grill a big fat steak and eat it with this wine; this wine is bringing massive New World thunder; you can taste the gorgeous Oak integration; this is California Cabernet at it's best; drinking tremendously now, but will easily age 7-15 years; I like the subtle black leaf tea on the back-end; just a beautiful and elegant bottle of Cabernet; I like this '04 much better than the '05 that I just rated 88 points; WS-93; GV-93
By Richard Jennings
4/21/2007 (link) 90 points
(Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five) Mulberry, dried cherry nose; sweet blackberry, black fruit, caramel edge, high cherry note, tight yet and a little narrow, good acidity; medium finish 90+ pts.
- Vintage 2004
- 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 21 (1%)
- In Cellars 1553 (51%)
- Consumed 1470 (48%)