2008 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • VN 93

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Reg: $119.94

$109.94

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
94+ The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is comprised of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest six other grapes - Merlot Malbec St. Macaire (how often do you see that!) Petit Verdot Carmenere and Cabernet Franc -... 94+ The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is comprised of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest six other grapes - Merlot Malbec St. Macaire (how often do you see that!) Petit Verdot Carmenere and Cabernet Franc - and is aged 20 months in three-fourths French oak. It has a dense purple color a wonderful crystalline nose of crushed rock camphor creme de cassis and spring flowers and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The tannins are moderately high but they are soft and well-integrated. This is a wine of tremendous intensity and plenty of up-side. Give this wine 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
(81% cabernet sauvignon along with merlot cabernet franc malbec petit verdot carmenere and St. Macaire; as with the 2004 and 2006 bottlings this wine includes all seven varieties planted in this vineyard): Bright... (81% cabernet sauvignon along with merlot cabernet franc malbec petit verdot carmenere and St. Macaire; as with the 2004 and 2006 bottlings this wine includes all seven varieties planted in this vineyard): Bright ruby-red. Perfumed nose offers plum black cherry graphite mocha cedar chocolate mint and sexy toasty oak (75% new). Compellingly sweet and pliant with a velvety texture given shape by harmonious acidity. Still a bit ungiving on the firmly tannic finish which hints at menthol. This very rich pure wine needs time in bottle to develop more complexity and should be long-lived.
VN 93
Vinous, May 2018
Healthy dark red. Highly aromatic nose offers scents of cassis, blueberry, mint, minerals and violet. Fine-grained, rather velvety wine with lovely fruit purity and considerable early personality, not to mention... Healthy dark red. Highly aromatic nose offers scents of cassis, blueberry, mint, minerals and violet. Fine-grained, rather velvety wine with lovely fruit purity and considerable early personality, not to mention noteworthy inner-mouth sweetness. Not the last word in complexity but concentrated and long, finishing with intriguing graphite and saline mineral notes. A very successful 2008--and very close to drinking. The tannins struck me as far suppler than they appeared to be on release. From a year with a cool spring and a lower-than-normal crop followed by summer heat and quick ripening. -- Stephen Tanzer
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2008