2012 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "One Point Five"
Winery: Shafer Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "One Point Five"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, & 1% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 9,000
KWG Score: 95 (based on 6 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: October 13, 2015
Wine Review: This dark red colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a fragrant and attractive blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black cherry with notes of cedar and gentle plum. I also detected a hint of boysenberry. The finish is dry and its well-controlled moderate tannins fade away nicely. This Cab is very well made and would pair well with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Striking an enticing balance between liveliness and density, this vintage offers plush, round aromas of dark fruit and herbs followed by a mouth-filling blend of blackberry, black cherry, balsamic-infused strawberry, blueberry, cassis, herbs, and mocha. The whole package bears the stamp of Stags Leap District with ripe, easy-to-love tannins and a long, complete finish.
Organic status: not organic
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