O'SHAUGHNESSY ESTATE WINERY
O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery
Betty O'Shaughnessy Woolls
& Paul Woolls
About The Estate:
O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery's beautiful Napa Mountain Cabernets are famed around the World for their exceptional quality and value, lauded year-on-year by Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni. In fact, O'Shaughnessy has never once scored below 90 points in the last 17 years, something not even Petrus or Château Latour can boast!
Such was the sheer beauty of the Howell Mountain vineyard, it took the Four Corners team a disproportionally long time to drive through the vineyards between the front gates and the winery on our first visit in 2016. It was impossible not to stop and admire each new view that emerged as we rounded every corner, and we struggled to lift our gaping jaws from the floor throughout the entire visit.
Given the heavenly surroundings, it’s no surprise to discover that the wines are some of the best being produced in Napa and remain, thankfully, relatively under the radar. Needless to say, the critics have been heaping on the praise.
The two mountain Cabernets are produced from the Estates vineyards on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder respectively, with the Chardonnay coming from the O’Shaughnessy’s vineyard in Oakville. While all of the wines are currently vinified in the Howell Mountain cellar, a new facility on Mount Veeder was opened in late 2016 solely for this Cabernet.
Alan Peirson, the Estate’s Viticulturist, designed, built and managed what is now the Peter Michael Winery
Betty and Paul’s home is in the 30 acre Oakville Estate, also home to the vines destined for the Estate’s delicious Chardonnay
Renowned critic Antonio Galloni has championed the Estate’s Cabs as some of the greatest value wines of Napa, while Robert Parker calls it one of his favourite wineries in Napa
View of the Howell Mountain vineyard from O'Shaughnessy's winery