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Community Tasting Notes (49) Avg Score: 93.1 points

  • Already showing sediment on the shoulder. Surprised I actually had any of these left. This bottle is starting to get there, but honestly is still about 5 years from being "there". Bottle decanted for 2 hours. Nose is brambly blackberry and fig. Front is earthy blackberry, tobacco. Middle is where fig starts to creep in. Finishes dry....very strong tannin but with an excellent condensed blackberry backbone. O'Shaughnessy and their neighbor Cimarossa both seem to be medium + bodied with blueberry and blackberry when released but within 5 years tend to turn to "the dark side" with a nice full bodied and slightly chalky mouthfeel. Great bottle shared tonight with family.

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  • A bit tight, would benefit from another year in the cellar.

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  • Consistent w prior bottles. Heavy fruit etoh after several hours

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  • This was really fantastic. It is a little young, still with a bit of a tannic bite (but not a ton). Had this from a decanter over 4 hours. Really beautiful wine. A much cooler styled cab, violets, sweet herbs, bursting dark fruits, long mineral finish. One of the most enjoyable cabs I have had in a while. Would benefit from another 3 years or so in bottle. I will plan to open the next in about 2018-2019.

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  • Nose of forest floor, leather. A couple hours in the decanter, opens to mineral, firm tannins, dark fruits, herbs. I'm sure it will evolve as most Howell Mountain Cabs do, but pretty nice right now

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162, (See more on Vinous...)

    (O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.
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    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

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