O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - The Grape Tray

O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

SKU 2796



Winery Notes:

The Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby red with an opaque center. The wine opens immediately with fragrant aromas of violets, lavender, dark raspberry, pencil lead and vanilla. Cassis, cocoa, new leather, smoked meat and plum come together with a building mouthfeel full of soft silky tannins combined with focused flavors of dried cranberry, cherry jubilee and wild blackberries.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand O'Shaughnessy
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Saint Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carménère. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has provocative notes of baked blackberries, stewed plums and crème de cassis with earthy/savory hints of fertile loam, chargrill, wood smoke and new leather plus a touch of sautéed herbs. Full-bodied with fantastic concentration and bags of savory layers, it has a rock-solid line of grainy tannins and a compelling herbal lift on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018