O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$99.99

96 points - limited                          A blockbuster small-production Napa Cabernet from Howell Mountain - very limited. 96 Points Jeb Dunnuck:  "The O'Shaughnessy 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." 94 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain) is a powerful, dense wine endowed with tremendous concentration. Even so, the Howell Mountain tannins are nicely tamed. Ripe black cherry, black plum, espresso, spice, leather, graphite and dried flowers give the wine its mysterious, somber feel. Readers will find a gorgeous Cabernet that offers superb depth, but also more plushness and early appeal than is typical of Howell Mountain wines. One of the most distinctive signatures of the Howell Mountain Cabernet is the significant presence of blenders - in this vintage, all seven of the Bordeaux red varieties. The blend is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Saint-Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carménère." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Share O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 on FacebookShare O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 on TwitterShare O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 via email

Ratings on Delectable

Edmond Bordelon Delectable Pro

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.