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2015 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point FiveBlend from United States

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"Predominately from two Stags Leap District sites: Shafer’s hillside estate vineyard and “Borderline” vineyard located about two miles south of the winery.The 2015 bursts with ...

  • 97 Wine Enthusiast
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 93 Wine Spectator
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About

97

"Taut and leathery, this is a thickly tannic, incredibly structured and powerful wine, softened by 7% Merlot and 3% Malbec. Extracted black fruit is poised amongst earthy truffle, crushed rock and black pepper, the aromas and flavors integrated and built to age. Enjoy best 2025–2030."

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"This shows nice concentration on the nose in terms of ash and blackcurrant but also some pretty floral elements with violets and jasmine. Full-bodied with a strong entrée of black fruit but with driven acidity, muscular tannins and a long finish."

93 Wine Spectator

"Strikingly complex and engaging, offering tiers of flavor, including dark berry, cedar, graphite and oak, presented in a style that lets the elements speak through the tannins. Drink now through 2030. 9,000 cases made."

Product Description:

"Predominately from two Stags Leap District sites: Shafer’s hillside estate vineyard and “Borderline” vineyard located about two miles south of the winery.

The 2015 bursts with bright, energetic aromas and flavors of fresh black cherry, black plum right from the tree, pomegranate, wet slate, peppercorn, lavender, and savory herbs. The flavors have long, beautiful length in the mouth and the wine’s classic Stags Leap District tannins offer structure and promise for delicious things to come in the cellar.

Shafer Vineyards is a 30,000-case winery in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District managed by the father and son team of John and Doug Shafer. The Shafers own and farm 200 acres of vineyards, sources for Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 106795
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

97 - Wine Enthusiast

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 15.3%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, pepper, earth, green, mocha, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, spice, mocha, vanilla and tobacco