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2010 O'Shaughnessy - Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 140750-2010-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (nearly 100% cabernet sauvignon; this has a significantly higher pH than the Howell Mountain release: 3.79 vs. 3.61): Good bright medium ruby. Black cherry, licorice, mint and a whiff of crushed stone on the nose. Distinct purple fruit and bitter chocolate flavors are accented by a slightly raw black pepper quality. Very backward and tannic on the tight, slightly dusty finish. A bit brutal and hairy-chested. This fruit was harvested between October 22 and November 4. One hopes that the sweetness of fruit and oak I saw in this wine a year ago will come back with some bottle age.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Dark red cherries, iron, crushed rocks, flowers and mint are all layered into the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. Layers of bright underlying minerality and acidity give the 2010 much of its energy and sheer thrust. This is another exceptional wine, but readers will have to be patient. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: flwine
No expense was spared by Betty O'Shaughnessy building her Howell Mountain winery, developing the steeply terraced vineyards and hiring Sean Capiaux as winemaker. The winery also produces a Mt. Veeder bottling .

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 188 bottles owned
  • 35 collectors