O’Shaughnessy gets 95 Points From Robert Parker

Betty O’Shaughnessy hails from Minnesota, having spent her childhood growing up in a rural farming community. After college she raised a family while building a career in real estate investing and development in Minneapolis. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for food and wine fueled the fires that transitioned her from owner/teacher of a cooking school in Minneapolis, to creating a winery in Napa Valley.

Founding winemaker, COO, Sean Capiaux, has deftly established his impressive and notable career over the past 20 years at prominent wineries. Sean then began his career at Jordan and Pine Ridge and landed at Peter Michael before creating his own Capiaux label and landing the winemaking job at O’Shaughnessy.

O’Shaughnessy 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon “Mt Veeder”
Retail 115.00 – GGWC 104.99  FREE SHIPPING on 4 or more
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The 2009 Mt. Veeder is a serious wine with an opaque purple blue color. Perfumed aromas of blueberry pie, blackberry, licorice, crème brulee, smoked meats, iodine and brown sugar jump out of the glass. On the palate dark, dense berry flavors, black cherry syrup intermixed with tar and smoke make for a compelling taste that lingers in the mouth for several minutes. Muscular but with restrained elegance it carries the O’Shaughnessy trademark of balance and power.

Robert Parker 95+Points: ”The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is impeccable from start to finish. It shows marvelous detail and completeness in its perfumed red berries, mint, flowers and licorice. Tar, ash and a host of other darker nuances add considerable complexity. This is a marvelous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.”
Also check out the 2009 Howell Mountain (94+ Parker):

O’ Shaughnessy 2009  Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Retail 90.00 – GGWC 84.99  Free Shipping on 6 or more.
MAXIMUM 6 bottles per person!
Can mix and match HM and Mt Veeder for FREE SHIPPING.
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The 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet is the first 10th anniversary wine, a represents a special milestone for the winery. The wine has a dark purple color with a solid core. Blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, rum raisin, graphite, and violet aromas are bright and lively. Expressive fruit concentrations on the palate of black cherry, blueberry and crème di cassis are followed by a long complex finish with balanced tannins and good acidity. An extracted wine that is rewarding upon release but will continue to improve with cellaring for another 10 years at least.

Robert Parker 94+ Points: ”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 striking, especially with some time in the glass. Saline notes frame the long finish. The 2009 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% St. Macaire and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.”

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