O'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
sample imgsample image only

This is a red wine imageO'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

 
Extra processing time required
Item Sold Out
Vinous 94
" The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is darker, richer and more powerful than the Howell Mountain. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather, licorice and cloves all blossom in the glass. The 2011 shuts down quickly in the glass, which is probably a very good sign of the wine's potential longevity. Today the Mt. Veeder shows quite a bit more depth and creaminess than the Howell Mountain. The 2011 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. "

Stephen ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #16845
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

Other Similar Items

Info

Item Description

Vinous 94
" The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is darker, richer and more powerful than the Howell Mountain. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather, licorice and cloves all blossom in the glass. The 2011 shuts down quickly in the glass, which is probably a very good sign of the wine's potential longevity. Today the Mt. Veeder shows quite a bit more depth and creaminess than the Howell Mountain. The 2011 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. "

Stephen Tanzer 91
"Deep bright ruby. Open-knit aromas of black raspberry, truffle, spices and smoked meat. Rich and flavorful, offering enticing sweetness to the expressive flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and sweet spices. The tannins are a touch dry but much less brutal than usual for this bottling--and for Mount Veeder. Due to some incidence of rot (more on Mount Veeder than on Howell Mountain), Sean Capiaux did just a one-day cold soak and inoculated the musts in 2011; normally the cold soaks last four or five days and the wines are fermented with wild yeasts. The result, he said, was "very clean wines."

" The 2011 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a serious wine with an opaque purple blue color. Perfumed aromas of rum raisin, ground espresso, licorice, black tea, blackberry, tamari, crushed rock, and caramelizing sugar explode from the glass. On the palate dense berry flavors, black cherry cola and smoked meats intermixed with tar and rich toast make for a compelling wine that lingers in the mouth for several minutes. Muscular, but with restrained elegance, it carries the O’Shaughnessy trademark of balance and power.

In 1996 after years of searching, Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls and Paul Woolls began what today is known as the O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery. This event was solidified by the acquisition of land in Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Oakville. Today these seasoned vineyards yield quality fruit that reflects the effort of the O’Shaughnessy team; a process beginning in the mid-nineties resulting with their first bottling in 2002. Winemaker Sean Capiaux crafts wines in a nuevo style, classic wines with modern implements, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon with supportive roles played by other Bordeaux varieties; Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, St. Macaire, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. From inception, the process of meticulous clonal selection and site location has resulted in rich, complex wines that will continue to evolve for many years to come. "

O'Shaughnessy

View all from O'Shaughnessy
O'ShaughnessyIn 1996 after years of searching, Betty O'Shaughnessy Woolls and Paul Woolls began what today is known as the O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery. This event was solidified by the acquisition of land in Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Oakville. Today these seasoned vineyards yield quality fruit that reflects the effort of the O'Shaughnessy team; a process beginning in the mid-nineties resulting with their first bottling in 2002. Winemaker Sean Capiaux crafts wines in a nuevo style, classic wines with modern implements, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon with supportive roles played by other Bordeaux varieties; Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, St. Macaire, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. From inception, the process of meticulous clonal selection and site location has resulted in rich, complex wines that will continue to evolve for many years to come.

Questions

No questions posted yet about this item.

Reviews

Be the first to reivew this item!
Scroll to the top of this page