What We’re Drinking – 2013 Shafer One Point Five

Another gorgeous wine from Shafer. The color is deep and dark. Rich fruits explode on the nose, blueberries and blackberries, and a touch of black pepper. On the palate, blackberry, elderberry, dark chocolate and a hint of espresso lead, with highlights of raspberry singing out on the mid-palate. Tannins offer a gentle precise grip, acids counter for perfect balance. Black fruits and mocha linger. Drink with bone-in prime rib. Very highly recommended. 95 points. DBH
WHO: Shafer Vineyards
WHERE: Stag’s Leap, Napa Valley, California
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon 99%, Petit Verdot 1%
HOW MUCH: $85 (media sample)