- Producer: O'Shaughnessy Estate - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Sean Capiaux
- Region (AVA): Napa (Mount Veeder)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: <1,200 cases
- Winery location: Howell Mountain (Mount Veeder from 2016 vintage)
- Owners: Betty O'Shaughnessy Wools
- First Vintage: 2002
- Drinking window: 2016-2041
About the Wine
The vines from the steeply terraced, Betty's Vineyard on Mount Veeder struggle for nourishment and moisture consistently producing clusters with small berries and intense flavors. Wines from this vineyard have been highly acclaimed through the media since the first vintage in 2002, for their power and elegance. Aromatically, there are noticeable lavender and violet tones emanating from this property. O'Shaughnessy acquired this property in 2000 and farm only 17 acres on this remote 42-acre estate.
The 265 acre Woolls Ranch was purchased in 2006 and produced its first fruit in 2012. The O'Shaughnessy team has 32 planted acres here and grow primarily Cabernet Sauvignon on this remarkable site. They also cultivate small blocks of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carmenere and St. Macaire.
O'Shaughnessy Estate Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and usually my favorite from Betty O’Shaughnessy. She produces just under 1,200 cases of this wine, which has the classic blueberry, blackberry and acacia flower nose that comes from the high elevations of this wild and backward mountain area in southern Napa Valley. Dense bluish/purple to the rim, with loads of blueberries on the palate, big-time glycerin, sweet tannin, low acidity and a long, layered finish, this is terrific wine to drink now and over the next 20-25 years."
96 points, Robert Parker (Dec. 2016)
“A superb, brilliant wine, O'Shaughnessy's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder offers fabulous depth, intensity and pedigree. Bright red stone fruit, iron, scorched earth, tobacco and menthol open up in a beautifully layered, sumptuous wine that deftly balances rich fruit and mountain tannin."
96 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Dec. 2016)