2010 Shafer One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
One Point Five is an elegant, silky Cabernet Sauvignon with soft tannins and abundant fruit that is approachable when young, yet capable of aging gracefully. This wine reflects the climate and soils of the wineries Stags Leap District vineyard sites and Shafer’s commitment to meticulous, sustainable farming and quality winemaking.
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: For a barrel sample, this is very pretty with bright fruit and firm tannins. Muscular structure in this, a very clean and gorgeous wine.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Mocha, tar, spices and tobacco all flow from the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five. A rich, intense wine, the 2010 impresses for its depth and sheer power. This is far from an easygoing Cabernet. I imagine the 2010 might still be going strong at age 20. The cold, late season yielded an utterly magnificent Cabernet that will challenge the top labels of many other properties. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
STEVE TANZAR REVIEW: Saturated medium ruby. Complex aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, licorice, minerals and spicy oak, plus a hint of game. Pliant and layered on the palate, with an insidious penetrating quality to the seamless cassis, game, mineral and licorice flavors. A floral element gives lift to this primary but varietally expressive wine. Finishes long and suave, with fine tannins. Delicious now but capable of aging for a decade or more. A terrific vintage for this bottling.