O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
In pursuit of maximizing our options for flavor, we utilized several different root stocks and clones for our Cabernet Sauvignon plantings. The vines span two distinct vineyards which we have the privelage of farming.
Wine AdvocateHer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon comes 56% from her holdings on Mt. Veeder and 44% from the home vineyard on Howell Mountain. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. This is another beauty, with a deep blue/purple color and notes of blueberry, blackberry, licorice, charcoal and a touch of graphite. It is full-bodied, nicely layered, with velvety tannin and 2014's signature up-front, irresistible fruit, charm and overall balance, but without compromising intensity and length. Drink it over the next 15+ years.