Monday, 30 December 2013

TN : One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Shafer Vineyards, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA

This wine was released on March 1st 2010. This wine received 88 points from Wine Spectator (July 31st 2010), 93 points from Robert Parker, and 91 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

One Point Five takes its name from the term “a generation-and-a-half,” coined by John and Doug Shafer to describe their long father-and-son partnership. The grapes are predominatly from two Stags Leap District sites; the Shafer’s hillside estate vineyard and the “Borderline” vineyard located about two miles south of the winery. This wine is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petite Verdot. The brix at harvest was between 24 and 25. The wine spent 20 months in 75% new French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais) and 25% in one-year-old French oak.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackcurrant, herbs, liqourice, cherries, minerals

Taste : Herbs, blackcurrant, cherries, liqourice

Alcohol : 14.9%

Mark : B+

Website : Shafer Vineyards

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