O'shaughnessy

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.

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O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92+ "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing earthy/meaty/savory nose with a baked plums and crème de cassis core over chargrill and garrigue hints plus a waft of tapenade. The full-bodied palate is relatively restrained and earthy in nature, featuring
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O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is redolent of warm blackberries and black cherries with hints of Indian spices, fertile soil, cedar and hoisin. Big, full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the concentrated, multilayered fruit is well

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 1.5L
96  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and usually my favorite from Betty O’Shaughnessy. She produces just under 1,200 cases of this wine, which has the classic blueberry, blackberry and acacia flower nose that comes from the high elevations of this wild

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 1.5L
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 95 "The sensational 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (which is reasonably priced, given how superb it is) is her largest cuvée of just under 3,300 cases. It is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest tiny quantities of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Petit

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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95  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 95 "The sensational 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (which is reasonably priced, given how superb it is) is her largest cuvée of just under 3,300 cases. It is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest tiny quantities of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Petit

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt. Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
96  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and usually my favorite from Betty O’Shaughnessy. She produces just under 1,200 cases of this wine, which has the classic blueberry, blackberry and acacia flower nose that comes from the high elevations of this wild

O'Shaughnessy Merlot 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2014 Merlot, which is 100% Merlot, is actually one of the few truly great Merlots made in Napa Valley. (Pahlmeyer nails it with another one, but there are a few others.) This wine has terrific fruit intensity, big, deep, chocolate/mocha, black cherry and currant notes, and a

O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "O'Shaughnessy's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is one of the very best values readers will find in top-notch Napa Valley Cabernet. A host of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco give the 2014 a good deal of aromatic complexity to balance the natural

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is O’Shaughnessy’s largest cuvée of wine, nearly 3,300 cases from her vineyard, with a final blend that is somewhat unusual - 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carménère, and a rather

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt. Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
97  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 97 "A great example of Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, O'Shaughnessy's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder offers compelling nuance and pure power. The flavors are bright, vibrant and beautifully focused throughout. Sweet floral and spice notes add aromatic intrigue, but above all

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.5L
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is O’Shaughnessy’s largest cuvée of wine, nearly 3,300 cases from her vineyard, with a final blend that is somewhat unusual - 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carménère, and a rather

O'Shaughnessy Chardonnay 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2014 Chardonnay, from O'Shaughnessy's estate vineyard in Oakville, is loaded with personality. Rich, ample and structured on the palate, the 2014 possesses superb depth and striking aromatic complexity throughout. Orchard fruit, flowers and white pepper are some of the scents

O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "O'Shaughnessy's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is once again one of the very best wines readers will find in its price range. A host of sweet red cherry, plum, blueberry, rose petal and mocha notes flesh out as this super-inviting, luscious Cabernet shows off its compelling

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, new leather, tobacco, cloves and mocha meld together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. Rich, ample and textured, the 2012 is full of intensity. The contours are quite soft, though, which makes the 2012 unusually gentle and tamed for a

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, new leather, tobacco, cloves and mocha meld together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. Rich, ample and textured, the 2012 is full of intensity. The contours are quite soft, though, which makes the 2012 unusually gentle and tamed for a

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "The fabulous 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is another glorious example of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, its opaque purple color is followed by a meaty, bloody, prime rib-like character intermixed with crème de cassis and floral notes. Deep,

O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "O'Shaughnessy's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is an addition to the range, and is essentially a second selection of fruit from the Mt. Veeder and Howell Mountain properties. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of the year in its sweet, radiant fruit. Freshly cut

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "O'Shaughnessy's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is beautiful. The tannins are remarkably polished and sophisticated for a Howell Mountain Cabernet. Sweet red berries, tobacco, licorice and cedar are all woven into a silky, refined finish. There is plenty of Howell Mountain

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
91  Stephen Tanzer 
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

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96+ "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain covers every inch of the palate with layers of deep, rich, dark fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, violet and cloves seem to pop right out of the glass in this juicy, extroverted wine. Deceptively approachable, the 2010 has plenty of

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97+  "Dark red cherries, iron, crushed rocks, flowers and mint are all layered into the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. Layers of bright underlying minerality and acidity give the 2010 much of its energy and sheer thrust. This is another exceptional wine, but readers will have to

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 1.5L
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+ "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

O'Shaughnessy 'Mt Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95  "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.

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell Mtn.' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+ "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

O'Shaughnessy 'Howell' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 1.5L
94  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 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