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2008 O'Shaughnessy - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml
2008 O'Shaughnessy - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 O'Shaughnessy - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 156

(81% cabernet sauvignon, along with merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot, carmenere and St. Macaire; as with the 2004 and 2006 bottlings, this wine includes all seven varieties planted in this vineyard): Bright ruby-red. Perfumed nose offers plum, black cherry, graphite, mocha, cedar, chocolate mint and sexy toasty oak (75% new). Compellingly sweet and pliant, with a velvety texture given shape by harmonious acidity. Still a bit ungiving on the firmly tannic finish, which hints at menthol. This very rich, pure wine needs time in bottle to develop more complexity and should be long-lived.

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Community Reviews

95

David 429 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 09/22/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2025

Gorgeous nose right out of the bottle, big bold berries and cherries, deep ruby red, beautiful soft tannins and a long lingering sweet finish with no air time. I imagine that in an hours time this wine will be incredible. Great wine for the money.

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97

Todd7 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 07/16/2012

I have had so many uninspiring bottles of wine this summer that I was beginning to lose interest in wine altogether....until this wine. Beautiful Nose of tar, flowers, and wood. Incredibly smooth with a finish that lasts 15 seconds. Wonderful mouthfeel and ready to enjoy now!

95

Peterman Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 02/19/2012

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