O’Shaughnessy 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark fruit bomb! Blackberries and Boysenberries bounce off strawberry yummy. Definitely one of my favorite wines and wineries. The structure is phenomenal. We shouldn’t have opened this beauty but we have a weak spot for this wine. It should have slept for at least another 5 years. Amazing finish especially on juice so fruit forward. You would think it would be grabbing your tongue on the way down but it decides to slide across your palate in slow motion instead. Me definitely limey!
(K & S Rating: 6 of 6) – $89.00
Winemaker Notes: “The 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet is O’Shaughnessy’s first 10th anniversary wine, a represents a special milestone for us. The wine has a dark purple color with a solid core. Blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, rum raisin, graphite, and violet aromas are bright and lively. Expressive fruit concentrations on the palate of black cherry, blueberry and crème di cassis are followed by a long complex finish with balanced tannins and good acidity. An extracted wine that is rewarding upon release but will continue to improve with cellaring for another 10 years at least.”