2006 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2006 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
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... 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 15-20 years.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
($75; 15.6% alcohol; includes bits of merlot malbec petit verdot carmenere St. Macaire and cabernet franc) Good bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blueberry menthol licorice cocoa powder violet and sweet oak; shows a... ($75; 15.6% alcohol; includes bits of merlot malbec petit verdot carmenere St. Macaire and cabernet franc) Good bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blueberry menthol licorice cocoa powder violet and sweet oak; shows a distinct mountain berry intensity on the nose and palate. Sweet dense and chewy with a youthfully medicinal character to the dark raspberry dark chocolate and vanillin oak flavors. This impressively deep wine finishes with big but sweet tannins. Incidentally winemaker Sean Capiaux prefers this estate's 2006s to its 2005s describing them as "more typical of what we seek in California.