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O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2014

Member Review by Stallion:

TO DIE FOR!!!! The best Cabernet that I have ever had! Soft and supple like silk....Yet powerful with substance and structure. I cannot't say enough good things about this wine.....Simply put....IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Snooth User: Stallion
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/04/2012

TO DIE FOR!!!! The best Cabernet that I have ever had! Soft and supple like silk....Yet powerful with substance and structure. I cannot't say enough good things about this wine.....Simply put....IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Snooth User: Stallion
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2012

One of the best and most balanced Cabernets that I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Smooth and gentle, yet big and bold at the same time. The wine opened so gracefully well after only 30 minutes. The entire dinner party fell in love with this fantastic wine. In a word....It was "beautiful"!

Snooth User: Wine Fire
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/06/2011

This stunningly beautiful wine opens to aromas of pine needles, smoked barbecue brisket, desert brush, concentrated dark fruits, bitter chocolate, and anise. The palate lauches with acerbic and densely concentrated ripe fruits, including blueberry, cherry and cassis, surrounded by sharp spices, bitter chocolate, and astringent tannins on the back. At one hour, tannins moderate and fruits sweeten, creating a more integrated and harmonious wine. The acidic zing remains strong and pleasant during the finish. At two hours, the bouquet evolves into a delightful arrangement of floral, spice, forest and fruit, and the structure on the palate is greatly improved, with round, silky tannins creating a cavern in which tangy fruits and spices dance, occasionally reaching heights that brighten and wake the palate and nose simultaneously, like mild wasabi. Fruit is focused, energetic and rich, and the finish reaches the back reaches of the palate. At 2 ½ hours, nose becomes more complex as layers show new aromas of crème de cassis, tobacco and wet forest floor. The palate picks up dark chocolate, tobacco, cherry and dark fruits which intermingle in increasingly complex harmonies with licorice, smoked meat, cassis and earthy notes of clay and dirt. At three hours, fruits and spices become even more energetic, peppering the palate with a tangy zing that lingers delightfully. At 4 hours, this wine hits a peak of tantalizing opulence as the spread on the palate becomes increasingly luscious and heavenly, with new harmonies emerging that include blackberry and malt, with spires of spicy flashes that splash the palate with a zingy spray of energy. The tannic structure actually deepens at this point and for several hours beyond.

Snooth User: AmandaMoy
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2012

Delicious, well balanced with lots of ripe fruits.

Snooth User: RickSlater
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 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
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/25/2011

Delicious and still young.

Snooth User: Provence Wines
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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.

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External Reviews for O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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Vintage: 2009 11/27/2012

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is all minerals, graphite and pure Howell Mountain. Layers of dark red fruit come to life in this articulate, pedigreed Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 needs another few years in the bottle, but it is already quite

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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Dark, full-bodied and rich, with well-detailed black currant and cocoa flavors and a flamboyant but balanced coating of new oak. Impresses not only for its power, but for the soft luxury of its mouth feel. Beautiful now, and best over the next 5 years to capture in its youth.

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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

A dense ruby/purple color is followed by earthy, plum, cassis, and licorice aromas as well as flavors, fine body, and an austere, tannic, mountain-styled personality. Patience will be required as it needs 2ndash;3 years of bottle age. It should evolve over the following 14ndash;15 years.

External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Bright, deep red-ruby. Black fruits, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose. Deep, dense and tactile, with an enticing silky texture and an intriguing saline nuance to the flavors of black cherry, cassis and dark chocolate. Therersquo;s a medicinal quality here that contributes to the complexity of this sweet but energetic wine. Really quite three-dimensional in its palate feel.

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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has a big, sweet nose of chocolate, blueberry, black raspberry, and currants with some crushed rock and a hint of toasty oak. The wine is long, rich, pure, and impressively endowed, but strikingly elegant and complex. It is already drinking well and should age nicely for 10ndash;15 or more years. The final blend on this was 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec.

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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Similarly opaque purple in color, but with notes of minerals, blue and black fruits, and slightly more austere tannins, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and structured. It is the perfect foil to the more flamboyant and supple Mt. Veeder Cabernet. The Howell Mountain cuvegrave;e can be drunk now because of its sweetness of fruit and ripe tannin, but it will be even better with 2ndash;4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 15 more years.

External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

The only 2006 I tasted is a re-evaluation of the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, which is performing better now than it did last year. A dense purple color in addition to plenty of creme de cassis, crushed rock, blueberry, and brioche-like notes are found in this full-bodied Cabernet. It avoids the rustic tannins of this vintage, and exhibits good sweetness and purity of fruit. Consume it over the next 15ndash;20 years.

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