Shafer Cabernet One Point Five 2015

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2015 One Point Five ®
Napa Valley • Stags Leap District
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. Since 1983 this family team has worked together to manage their Stags Leap District winery.
Release Date March 1, 2018
Vineyard Locations Predominately from two Stags Leap District sites — Shafer’s hillside estate vineyard and
“Borderline” vineyard located about two miles south of the winery.
The 2015 Growing Season The warm, dry vintage gave us smaller berries packed with rich color and intense flavor becoming
wines with excellent structure and extraction that are destined to age beautifully in the cellar.
Varietal Composition 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Malbec
Brix at Harvest 23.5° – 25.5°
Cooperage 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais)
Alcohol 15.3%

One Point Five is an elegant, silky Cabernet Sauvignon with soft tannins and abundant fruit
that is approachable when young, yet capable of aging gracefully. This wine reflects the climate
and soils of our Stags Leap District vineyard sites and Shafer’s commitment to meticulous,
sustainable farming and quality winemaking.
Winemaker’s Comments
“The 2015 bursts with bright, energetic aromas and flavors of fresh black cherry, black plum right
from the tree, pomegranate, wet slate, peppercorn, lavender, and savory herbs. The flavors have
long, beautiful length in the mouth and the wine’s classic Stags Leap District tannins offer
structure and promise for delicious things to come in the cellar.”

“… nice concentration on the nose in terms of ash and blackcurrant but also some pretty floral
elements with violets and jasmine. Full-bodied with a strong entrée of black fruit but with driven
acidity, muscular tannins and a long finish.” —James Suckling

Shafer Vineyards is a 30,000 case winery in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District managed by the
father and son team of John and Doug Shafer. The Shafer family owns and farms 200 acres of
vineyards, sources for Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and
Petite Sirah.


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