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O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2005

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2005 vintage red Cabernet Sauvignon Wine by O'Shaughnessy from California, USA

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Member Reviews for O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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Snooth User: AmandaMoy
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5.00 5
01/01/2012

Delicious, well balanced with lots of ripe fruits.


Snooth User: RickSlater
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4.50 5
04/17/2009

Spectacular cab with an unusual amount of sweet tar, and tobacco. A little hot, more time in the bottle will allow some more integration. But a complex wine with a great nose of blueberry liquor and long finish of blueberry creme. Best '05 cab I've had.


Snooth User: cjascher
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5.00 5
12/25/2011

Delicious and still young.


Snooth User: Provence Wines
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2.00 5
09/25/2010

I doubt that other drinkers of this wine are detecting an "unusual" amount of sweetness. I strongly suspect that they're detecting the mega-purple that has been added to hide the taste of the inferior grapes. This wine stained my tongue almost instantly. Enough with the manipulations already!! BTW, I had this wine in a great restaurant.


External Reviews for O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a beauty, with dark ruby/purple color and a big sweet nose of tobacco leaf intermixed with black currant, black cherry, new saddle leather, and white chocolate. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, with superb purity, texture, and length. Itandrsquo;s approachable now but promises to be better in 3andndash;4 years, and last for at least 15 or more.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/06/2012

Bright, deep ruby. Red plum, red cherry, licorice and graphite aromas are lifted by an almost Burgundian floral character; very pure and scented. Suave on entry, then sweet and rich in the middle, conveying a sense of brooding power. Finishes with substantial broad, building tannins and a late note of licorice. Winemaker Sean Capiaux says he experimented with extended maceration but this technique resulted in wines that were too tannic. As a rule, total cuvaison time is now just 14 days.



2005 vintage red Cabernet Sauvignon Wine by O'Shaughnessy from California, USA

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