Lot 179

SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON ONE POINT FIVE 2004 (3)

Stags Leaps District, Napa Valley.
1 x wrinkled label.

Shafer’s 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five, composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, has been a brilliant introduction to their portfolio of Stags Leap offerings. It spends 21 months in two-thirds new oak. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by a wine with glorious opulence, abundant fruit, supple, sweet tannins, a round, generous, mouthfilling texture and stunning purity as well as complexity. This terrific example of Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking beautifully at present, should hit its peak in 4-5 years, and will last for another decade thereafter. April 2014 WA 94

SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON ONE POINT FIVE 2005 (2)

Stags Leaps District, Napa Valley.
1 x scraped label.

The sensational 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five, which is their Stags Leap blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 70% new oak barrels, of which half are French and half American. It’s the latter component that surprised me, because whatever American oak they’re using is wonderfully subtle and well-integrated. This wine has an opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of charcoal, graphite, blackberry and an essence of gorgeously pure creme de cassis fruit mixed with spring flowers. With impeccably and flawlessly integrated oak, acidity and tannin, this full-bodied yet elegant and stunning wine is just coming into its plateau of maturity, where it should stay for another 10-15 years. Like the Merlot, this tips the scales at 14.9% alcohol. June 2015 WA 94

5 bts.    per lot $500 - $700

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