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O'Shaughneby Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2008

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98 points Robert Parker: Absolutely prodigious... (500 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon off a site west of Oakville). Dense bluish purple to the rim, with a sensational nose of forest, flowers, graphite, and blueberry liqueur intermixed with creme de cassis and burning embers/charcoal, this wine has fabulous fruit, a remarkably full-bodied texture, great purity, and a finish that goes on for close to 50+ seconds. This is an awesome 2008 and one of the great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for 25+ years. (12/10)

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Winery: O'Shaughnessy
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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O'Shaughnessy:
The Genesis of the O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery occurred a decade ago when our family began a search for mountainside land with appropriate soils, exposure, and climate, capable of producing intense, full flavored Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. In 1996 after years of searching, we arrived on a parcel of land on Howell Mountain. The views were breathtaking; we looked out over mountain peaks, and val... Read more
The Genesis of the O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery occurred a decade ago when our family began a search for mountainside land with appropriate soils, exposure, and climate, capable of producing intense, full flavored Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. In 1996 after years of searching, we arrived on a parcel of land on Howell Mountain. The views were breathtaking; we looked out over mountain peaks, and valleys of green. We stepped out of our vehicle, knelt down, picked up a handful of red rocky soil, and our hearts said, "This is the land, pursue your dream here. Plant your vines: they will thrive on these south sloping hillsides." We had reached our goal, the first of many milestones on our continuum to becoming a family winery. Read less

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.50 5
02/09/2012

The nose on this voluptuous wine opens to powerful aromas of floral and medicinal tints. The aromatic array broadens and balances at one hour and beyond, offering up notes of orange peel, blueberry and burnt pine. The palate launches closed and tannic, but after an hour this wine becomes spectacular, profound, and full of surprises. Many layers of flavors dance in the large, firm tannic structure. Wonderful, focused fruit surfaces continuously, integrating into the long, spicy finish with great elegance and finesse. At two hours, notes of orange peel, currant, brussels sprouts, and hot charcoal emerge to offer a unique influence on the palate, surrounding the fruity center with an edgy heat.



98 points Robert Parker: Absolutely prodigious... (500 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon off a site west of Oakville). Dense bluish purple to the rim, with a sensational nose of forest, flowers, graphite, and blueberry liqueur intermixed with creme de cassis and burning embers/charcoal, this wine has fabulous fruit, a remarkably full-bodied texture, great purity, and a finish that goes on for close to 50+ seconds. This is an awesome 2008 and one of the great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for 25+ years. (12/10)

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