2008 O'Shaughnessy - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94+

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is comprised of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest six other grapes ' Merlot, Malbec, St. Macaire (how often do you see that!), Petit Verdot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Franc ' and is aged 20 months in three-fourths French oak. It has a dense purple color, a wonderful, crystalline nose of crushed rock, camphor, creme de cassis and spring flowers, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The tannins are moderately high, but they are soft and well-integrated. This is a wine of tremendous intensity and plenty of up-side. Give this wine 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years.

Drink Dates: 2012-2037
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: #192

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/11/2015
Nose of coffee and hazelnut. Big, round and full bodied. Lots of black currants and a hint of vanilla. The finish goes on and on.

Rating: 96
Author: cloudon
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/30/2014
Had with a steak at Wildfire and it was standout. Violet, mineral, plums with a dark purple core. Integrated and silky this is a young wine with a lot left. had some on the second night and it continued to evolve. Fantastic wine from Howell mtn.

Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/07/2014
Drink Dates: 2012-2028

Rating: 95
Author: 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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Rating: 97
Author: 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!

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About This Producer

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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