Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
On a cold day in January 1983, Doug Shafer entered the family winery for the first time as a winemaker. The future of Shafer Vineyards was unknown back then. Doug’s father, John Shafer, had produced his first wine, 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon, which had been on the market for about 18 months. Even though it would go on to win accolades, it took a long time to get our first Cabernet any attention. For the father-and-son team, it was the start of a working relationship that has lasted more than 30 years – a partnership embedded in the name One Point Five. John and Doug eventually coined the term “a generation and a half” to differentiate theirs from a traditional second-generation story.
One Point Five is an elegant, silky Cabernet Sauvignon with soft tannins and abundant fruit that is approachable when young, yet capable of ageing gracefully. This wine reflects the climate and soils of our Stags Leap District vineyard sites and Shafer’s commitment to meticulous, sustainable farming and quality winemaking.