O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$74.99

95 points - limited                          A blockbuster small-production Napa Cabernet from Howell Mountain - very limited. 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck:  "Starting with the base 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, it's an interesting blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. It offers a brilliantly pure, seamless bouquet of crème de cassis, toasted spice, new saddle leather, and leafy herbs and lavender. Deep, rich, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it's a full-bodied, layered, awesome entry level wine that can be drunk today with tons of pleasure or cellared for 15-20 years." 94+ Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals notions of scorched earth, tar, tilled black soil and fungi over a core of blackcurrant cordial, aniseed, dark chocolate and espresso plus a waft of tobacco. Full-bodied, concentrated and very earthy in the mouth, the rich, black fruits are superbly framed by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and mineral laced." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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I saw Mark Flesher’s 2011 O’Shaunessy review the other day and was reminded about how much I love their wines. They are hard to find out here in Florida, so when you see them on the wine list, grab them! They had both a 2015 and 2016 vintage, so we decided to do a comparison. The 2016 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Even with decanting the 2016 for over an hour, it still was too tight. Drinkable, but compared to the 2015, it is still not ready. It will be very good in time.

I saw Mark Flesher’s 2011 O’Shaunessy review the other day and was reminded about how much I love their wines. They are hard to find out here in Florida, so when you see them on the wine list, grab them! They had both a 2015 and 2016 vintage, so we decided to do a comparison. The 2016 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Even with decanting the 2016 for over an hour, it still was too tight. Drinkable, but compared to the 2015, it is still not ready. It will be very good in time.

9.1

Di Ana

Quarantine times

Quarantine times

9.1

Mark Osmers

This red was a pleasant surprise as it was recommended and I had not had it before.

This red was a pleasant surprise as it was recommended and I had not had it before.

9.1

Edward Nelson

Christmas day 2019. In-laws house. Shared with Kathy, but not with the ones drinking Riunite. Good but not my favorite.

Christmas day 2019. In-laws house. Shared with Kathy, but not with the ones drinking Riunite. Good but not my favorite.

9.1

Michael Greene

A good Napa cab. Open and aromatic, dark fruit, good concentration. Nice freshness on the finish.

A good Napa cab. Open and aromatic, dark fruit, good concentration. Nice freshness on the finish.

9.1

Billy L.

2016 Napa Cabernet easy drinking; fruit forward & ready to go! Cheers

2016 Napa Cabernet easy drinking; fruit forward & ready to go! Cheers

9.3

Dave Parker

Singing like Billie Holiday

Singing like Billie Holiday

9.5

Lisa Fried

Already so smooth and drinkable! We can taste chocolate and coffee. Delicious.

Already so smooth and drinkable! We can taste chocolate and coffee. Delicious.

9.3

Ron Lear

So so so good. Lovely dark tannins and soft lingering but delicious finish

So so so good. Lovely dark tannins and soft lingering but delicious finish

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.