Red

2011 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Mt. Veeder
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • michigan dogs Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 31, 2016 - very nice napa cab, but I liked the 2010 Howell Mtn alot more. Not as big.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • domco wrote:

    April 25, 2016 - Surprised to find this open for business right from the start. I'd say on the lighter side for O'Shaughnessy (relatively speaking of course). Still a lot of dark, sweet fruit but well balanced with a nice fresh kick.

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  • mflesh wrote:

    January 27, 2016 - Nice wine, but I murdered this one. In a good place but after 2 hours of bottle decanting, I realized that this one probably could have used another 2 hours in an actual decanter before serving. Poured a nice maroon color into the glass. The nose out of the glass was a bit sweet. Had a sweet black cherry note. The entry of the wine is a full bodied, robust black cherry. Leather and smoke. The middle is where this one kind of started to shut down, but still showed a nice mineral-rich terroir driven note, with some baking spice and almost an herbal kind of note. The finish is a mildly sweet tannin, but there's a country mile of it. Can't get much fruit due to the tannic curtain that slapped you across the face if you came within 20 feet of it. Wine is still for the most part shut down, but oh mama the front and middle and even the tannic finish went VERY well with the pork ribs that I smoked for dinner. If you've got this one, resist the urge and wait 2-3 years. It'll be definitely worth the reward.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 2, 2015 - Youngish, but still very good. Decanted for one hour or so......did not improve from that point as the evening unfolded. I sense this one will improve, but is tasty enough to go ahead and drink now.

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  • mflesh wrote:

    October 9, 2015 - This wine was good, but is a little young. Poured a dark black into the glass -- nice thick, dark pour. The nose out of the glass was blackberry and molasses. This wine started out with some black licorice on the front, blackberry currant. The middle is where this one thickened up nicely (seemed thin at first). Finished with a sweet tannin. After 2 hours, this one underwent a bit of a transformation -- dark black cherry front, red and black licorice in the middle with some bramble and cinnamon. Finish was pepper, ash, and sweet cedar tannin with a very slight green pepper hint (most 11's no matter where seem to have this at SOME point in the tasting!!). Silky wine from start to finish. Although it is a very nicely made wine from start to finish. Definitely "neo-classic" style -- this wine has hints of a complex old Napa power cab combined with new world finesse. Elegant, and probably one of the better 2011's I've had thus far. In my heart I cannot rate this a 91-94 just yet. I reserve judgement based on the other 2 bottles in the cellar. Drink 2016-2022.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer O'Shaughnessy
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Mt. Veeder

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,492 (88%)
  • Consumed 208 (12%)

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