• Producer: O'Shaughnessy Estate - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Sean Capiaux
  • Region (AVA): Napa (Howell Mountain)
  • Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2.5% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Saint Macaire, 2% Carménère, 1% Cabernet Franc
  • Vintage production: 3,300 cases
  • Winery location: Howell Mountian
  • Owners: Betty O'Shaughnessy Wools
  • First Vintage: 2004
  • Drinking window: 2020-2040

 

About the Wine

 

Many of the Howell Mountain Estate's vines now exhibit eighteen years of age and have established deep roots on the 120-acre hillside property. Between 1997 and 2002, O'Shaughnessy planted 29 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. They also cultivated 6 acres of all eight of the Bordeaux blending varietals, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, St. Macaire, and Gros Verdot. In pursuit of maximizing their options for flavor, they utilized several different root stocks and clones for their Cabernet Sauvignon plantings.

 

The vines span two distinct vineyards on Howell Mountain. The Amphitheater vineyard derives its name from its shape across the hillside. The Rancho del Oso vineyard, nearest the winery, boasts a resident black bear who visits from time to time. In 2012, Betty was fortunate to purchase an adjacent 15 acres which was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. These three vineyards are farmed exclusively to produce the Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Howell Mountain Merlot.

 

O'Shaughnessy Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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  • “The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain offers a slightly darker, earthier profile that carries beautiful black and blue fruits, charcoal, bouquet garni, and some obvious minerality as well as a whiff of espresso. It's rich, full-bodied, concentrated, and beautifully done. Drink it over the coming two decades. Based on 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% each of Merlot and Malbec, and the rest a mix of varieties, it spent 21 months in 80% new French oak."

    96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)

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