2011 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1175195 92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark O'Shaughnessy's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is beautiful. The tannins are remarkably polished and sophisticated for a Howell Mountain Cabernet. Sweet red berries, tobacco, licorice and cedar are all woven into a silky, refined finish. There is plenty of Howell Mountain salinity in the glass, but not quite the power and energy that are typical of this wine, or the best Howell Mountain Cabernets in this vintage. Overall, the 2011 is a bit on the lighter side of things, but it is quite pretty in its own way. (AG) 92+ Inner quote mark (11/2013)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Betty O’Shaughnessy and her winemaker, Sean Capiaux, have fashioned a 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot) that is soft, round, juicy and succulent. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a wine with velvety tannins, and lots of mulberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with a hint of wet rocks. This delicious, fruit-forward, supple-textured 2011 can be consumed over the next decade. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2013)

K&L Notes

O'Shaughnessy's Howell Mountain estate vineyard was planted between 1997 and 2002 and it's beginning to show off its full potential. They grow intense, opulent, concentrated, dark purple colored fruit that's fleshy and sweet. It's rare for Howell Mountain wine to have such a fleshy, lush mid-palate of fruit combined with the typical power and concentration that you get from the region. Somehow, O’Shaughnessy always pulls this off. A tad bit of Merlot and Malbec are used in the blend but this wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon.


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