About This Wine
In 1972, John Shafer left a 23-year career in publishing and moved to the Napa Valley.
After purchasing a 210-acre estate in the Stags Leap District, the Shafer family faced the arduous task of replanting the existing vineyards, which dated to the 1920s, and terracing the steep and rocky hillsides, eventually expanding the vineyard to 50 acres.
Evolving from growers to vintners, the Shafers crushed their first Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in 1978, and began construction on their winery a year later. Doug Shafer became winemaker in 1983 after graduating from U.C. Davis with a degree in enology and viticulture. A year later, Elias Fernandez was named assistant winemaker. They have worked closely to forge the Shafer style of quality, consistency and elegance.
The 2009 “One Point Five” Cabernet Sauvignon — its name representing the generation-and-a-half that John and Doug Shafer have been making wine — is elegant and silky. It’s truly a wine for the ages.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot
- Grape Source:Napa Valley (Predominantly 2 Stags Leap District Sites)
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Chocolate, Plum and Cedar
- Aging Vessels:First-Use French Oak Barrels for 20 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestiona juicy steak with grilled-in-butter onions.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeStuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe