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2009 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "One Point Five"

Shafer 2009 One Point Five

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "One Point Five"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 8,500

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: October 25, 2012

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet from Shafer won our first big blind tasting in September. It opens with an inviting mild black currant bouquet with a hint of black cherry and menthol. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and polished. The flavor profile is a yummy blueberry with notes of menthol, black licorice, and a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins drift along nicely. The panel suggested that this wine would pair well with a ribeye steak or osso buco and a slice of devil's food cake. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This is a Cabernet that is enjoyable now and will just get better with time in the cellar. Aromas of rich, polished black fruit, mocha, and spice, followed by fulsome, juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry, chocolate, plum and cedar, with ripe, smooth tannins and a pleasingly long finish.

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