2005 Shafer - Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Rich, deep and complex, with a complex mix of fleshy currant, dried berry, anise, sage and mineral, framed by light cedary oak. Gains depth and complexity on the finish. Elegant and stylish. 9,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009-2014
Author: James Laube
Issue: Web

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($70) Good deep bright ruby. Complex aromas and flavors of cassis, leather, earth, game, tobacco and sexy smoky oak, with a minty nuance emerging with air. Creamy-sweet and expansive in the mouth, with an almost exotic character to the intense fruit. As lush as this is, though, it maintains firm shape. Finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins and impressive lingering sweetness.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (99% Cabernet and 1% Petit Verdot) is a meatier, more structured wine, but slightly deeper than the 2004, with broad black currant fruit flavors intermixed with some spice box, crushed rock, and spring flowers. It is characteristic of Stags Leap in its elegance and finesse. The wine has good acidity and freshness, but is long and seamless. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/24/2013
Drink Dates:
Silky smooth, big fruit.

Rating: 91
Author: Yamadori
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/12/2012

Rating: 91
Author: cpcolliton
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/20/2011

Rating: 90
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Unknown

Rating: 89
Author: Dbluband
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/03/2012

Average rating: 90, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2171 bottles owned by 621 collectors.

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About This Producer


John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards while the term "organic" still elicited sideways looks. "My soils were getting tired," Doug says. "They had been farmed since 1922." He installed solar panels in 2004, and now enjoys watching his batteries send power back to the grid. Elias was hired by Shafer in 1984 and named winemaker in 1994. Shafer Hillside Select is a benchmark wine of the Stag's Leap District, with a string of awards too long to list. Aged a full four years prior to release, it is, in the words of Robert Parker, "One of the world's, as well as Napa's, most profound Cabernet Sauvignons."

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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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