Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley', O'Shaughnessy
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec • Sourced from 56% Mount Veeder, 29% Howell Mountain, 15% Oakville • Harvested Sept. 23rd-Oct. 13th • 27 Brix at harvest • Aged for 20 months in French oak (75% new) and 8 months in bottle before release • 3431 cases produced
Press & Reviews
A very reserved and structured cabernet with red and dark berries, as well as cedary notes and a savory, iodine-like edge. The palate has a very balanced and composed feel with a sleek, focused edge to the fresh blackcurrant flavors. Drink or hold.
O'Shaughnessy's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Bright aromatics, plush fruit and silky tannins give the 2017 much of its immediate appeal. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint, spice, blood orange, and rose petal all meld together in this very pretty and engaging Cabernet; there is certainly plenty to like here. As always, the Napa Valley Cabernet is a blend of fruit from O'Shaughnessy's Oakville, Howell Mountain and Mt. Veeder ranches.