TN: 2005 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

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TN: 2005 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

Post  mike pobega on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:38 am

The only note from the day.

This was a shock. After a dismal '04 I was half expecting the same wall of oak.

Ultra dark with crimson edges. The nose was all black currant and cherry cola. The palate exposed some amazing deep plush dark fruits of blackberry, currant, ans black cherry. There was a tiny sign of oak, but the whole package carried it well. Evident was some smokey vanilla beans. Some light cocoa and coffee beans. This was long and full and never let up. Finesseful and elegant with strength and body. Wow. The finish went on beyond 60. A very pleasing cabernet indeed, with a long life ahead. Deacant minimal of an hour, vigorous if able. 94/100
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Post  Zachary L A N G on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:05 pm

Mike, I'll have to give this a try. After the 2004 I decided this wine wasn't for me. But this sure sounds promising
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Re: TN: 2005 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

Post  Dennis A on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:57 pm

I thought I was on to something, but Pobega's already here. I'm so out of the loop.

Nice note Mike. Never had a 1.5, but never had a bottle of Shafer Cab I didn't like, so your note isn't surprising.
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Post  Zachary L A N G on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:22 pm

Welcome Dennis! Good to see you here!
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Re: TN: 2005 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

Post  Dennis A on Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanks Zac. I like it already.
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Re: TN: 2005 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

Post  Loren Sonkin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:03 pm

Do they still make their basic Cab? It was around $60 IIRC.
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Post  Todd F r e n c h on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:04 pm

What did the others with whom you were partying drink while you had the 1.5?

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Post  Zachary L A N G on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:06 pm

Loren Sonkin wrote:Do they still make their basic Cab? It was around $60 IIRC.

I could be wrong but I thought they did away with this and just have the 1.5 now...someone who knows for sure, please let us know
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Post  mike pobega on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:15 pm

Welcome Dennis. Glad your here. Cali Ho!

Todd, they were not fans, so they sucked on the Barolo a bit more.

The 1.5 replaced the reg. Napa bottling.
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Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:36 pm

1.5 kicks much ass for its price point. I think of it as baby HSS much like Penfolds RWT is baby Grange.

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Post  L Goldsmith on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:37 pm

Fan of both the 04 and 05. It is a great value for the quality IMHO. Looking forward to the 06 and 07. I also have been calling it a baby SHS. The nose at times can be quite close.
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