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2011 One Point Five® Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

Release date: March 1, 2014
Suggested California retail: $75

"[Shafer produces] Cabernet that defines the Stags Leap District."
– Wine & Spirits magazine

Shafer Vineyards is pleased to announce the release of 2011 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon, a Stags Leap District wine that celebrates the winery's roots in this special area of Napa Valley.

“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.”
– Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez

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"A Stags Leap District Cabernet was our first wine back in 1978," says Doug Shafer, president, Shafer Vineyards. "This is our home. This is the place we know best and the fruit we've been cultivating for more than 30 years."

The Shafer family purchased their Napa Valley hillside estate in 1972, a property that had been the site of wine grape cultivation since the 1880s. John Shafer planted Cabernet Sauvignon on the property in the early and mid-1970s and from those vines made his first wine in 1978.

Shafer released that first vintage (100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon) in 1981 and Doug Shafer joined his father at the winery, as winemaker, just two years later.

"Dad and I learned the wine business together,' says Doug. "At some point we coined the phrase 'a generation-and-a-half' to describe our partnership because it wasn't the classic second-generation story where a parent hands off an established, profitable family business to a son or daughter. We were both here in the fingers-crossed days when no one was sure the winery would be a success."

The One Point Five label takes its name from the generation-and-a-half idea.

One Point Five is sourced primarily from two Stags Leap District vineyards – Shafer's hillside estate and the Borderline vineyard located two miles south of the winery, a 25-acre site purchased by the winery in 1999.

2011 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is released with a suggested California retail price of $75.

“… inky/purple color along with sweet cassis and mulberry fruit intermixed with notions of high quality toast and spring flowers … an outstanding success for the vintage.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate


 
Related Links
2011 One Point Five Fact Sheet
One Point Five — A Generation-and-a Half Story
2014 Current Releases
Shafer Brochure
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Robert M. Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate, October 2013

2011 One Point Five® – Reviews

“… inky/purple color along with sweet cassis and mulberry fruit intermixed with notions of high quality toast and spring flowers … an outstanding success for the vintage.”
— Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

 

 


Getting to the Point of 'One Point Five'

Perhaps the most-asked question at Shafer is "What does One Point Five mean?" In our new short film (2 minutes, 54 seconds) John and Doug Shafer reveal the story behind the name and the inspiration behind the wine. Enjoy!

Getting back to Our Roots In Stags Leap District

John and Doug Shafer describe the early challenges of finding enough Cabernet Sauvignon fruit in the tiny Stags Leap District. Their solution? To purchase a new Stags Leap District vineyard in 1999, which, along with the Hillside Estate Vineyard, became the predominant source for the new One Point Five.


 

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