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2011 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "One Point Five"

Shafer 2011 One Point Five Cabernet

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "One Point Five"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, & 3% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stags Leap

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 9,000

KWG Score: 93 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 19, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet from Shafer opens with a musty oak and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle black plum with notes of nicely integrated minerality. I also detected hints of black currant and loganberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a bit sticky but well-managed. I would pair this Cab with braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The glass comes alive with aromas of crushed red and black summer berries, rose petal and herbs. In the mouth the generous, lush black and red fruits integrate enticingly with sage, tobacco leaf, smoke and black spice all wrapped within a structure of ripe Stags Leap District tannins. The finish is long and pleasurable.

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