Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Wine EnthusiastCrushed blackberries compete with a hearty bouquet of violet in this gigantically powerful and structured wine. Soft and leathery, it features spikes of black pepper, vanilla and pungent black earth amid a dense, concentrated finesse of tannin and oak, with a lengthy finish awaiting. This is power at its best, a reflection of an idyllic vintage in the hands of a skilled producer.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and a touch of minerality. The wine has well-integrated wood, is full and seems balanced and rich enough to age for two decades or more.
Wine SpectatorFirm and tight, with a trim, tannic band of chewy, cedary oak, dark berry, graphite, light mocha and espresso notes, ending with chewy tannins and a late burst of cherry-laced fruit. Drink now through 2028. 9,000 cases made.