2012 premiere napa valley o'shaughnessy mount veeder cabernet sauvignon (5 cases made)
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, pepper, earth, green, plum and mocha
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, spice and earth
-This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from our Betty's Vineyard on Mount Veeder.
-We have blended 18% Malbec from our Woolls Ranch property on Mount Veeder.
-The wine was aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
"Winemaker Sean Capiaux has been with O'Shaughnessy since the very beginning and he's been the perfect match the whole time. This stunning estate harvests fruit from Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Oakville, and makes wines of extreme precision and captures the identity of where the grapes are grown absolutely perfectly. Never shy about experimenting, the winery grows the five major Bordeaux varieties, with a trio of incredibly unique ones (Carmenere, Gros Verdot and St. Macarie) and even those make you say "WOW", that's how skilled Sean is as a winemaker. This stunning microscopic cuvee has layer after layer of distinct and pure flavors, coupled with unmatched texture and impeccable balance. This has all the makings of one of California's greatest wines, and I would easily pit this against the priciest of Cabs, including Screaming Eagle." -Ian Dorin, Wine Director, Wine Library