100% Sauvignon from Totem Vineyard in Yountville plus two other vineyards in Coombsville. Barrel fermented, two to four weeks of French oak, 40% new
This is less grassy and gooseberry than a Marlborough but more assertive than many California sauvignons where the fruit gets so ripe it turns to peach and fig. This is a real Sauvignon lover’s wine with hallmarks of both New World and Old.
Pale lemon, creamy texture with crisp, well-balanced acidity. Plenty of herbal overtones without losing a fruity, mineral-driven core. Long finish - an exciting wine. — 5 days ago
Perfection! Always love a burly — a month ago
To celebrate 15,000 followers on Instagram, here's a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Extremely fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, raisins, figs, vanilla, cedar, toast, graphites, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, chocolates, mocha, coke and coffee.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherry pie, raisins, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, spices, earth, mocha and dark roast coffee.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet. Still young, but drinking very nicely now, with lots of fruits and nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours). After 3 hours, big tannins come in.
This should lay down for another 10 years, to be appreciated even more. At this point it might be too fruity for some. Aging it for 7 to 10 years will do the trick.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
Drunk from a 1 liter bottle.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$80. — 9 days ago
Clean, crisp, and laser-sharp. The 2018 is stunning with flinty minerality and bright citrus. If you're looking for creamy, round, oaked Sauvignon Blanc, look elsewhere. This is what Sauvignon Blanc should be. — 9 days ago
My first O’Shaughnessy and first Napa Cabernet in over a month. Thought it would be good to make my first O’Shaughessy a well aged Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet. Five cases produced.
The nose shows; ripe, deep; blackberries, black plum skin, black raspberries, dark cherries, blue & purple fruit mix with some poached strawberries & raspberries on the edges of the glass. Softly layered baking spices; cinnamon, light clove & vanilla. Medium intensity, softened dark spice, dark chocolate bar, cocoa powder notes, anise, tobacco, leather, steeped black tea, dry crush rocks, limestone, light herbaceous notes, dry underbrush with blue & dark florals, lavender & violets.
The body is full. Tannins 75% resolved, soft, round & velvety. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit its high point and perhaps just over the top of the bell curve. The fruits are ripe and really beautiful. There is layered segment where you get just a slight touch of Welches grape juice. Blackberries, black plum skin, black raspberries, dark cherries, blue & purple fruit mix with some poached strawberries, pomegranate & raspberries on the edges of the glass that shine more brightly on the palate. Nicely layered baking spices; cinnamon, light clove & vanilla. Raspberry cola, medium intensity, softened but, more palate pronounced dark spice with some light heat, dark chocolate bar, cocoa powder notes, anise, tobacco, leather, slight hints of smokey grilled meats, steeped black tea, dry crush rocks, limestone, gritty penetrating volcanic minerals, dark, dry earth, light herbaceous notes, dry underbrush with blue & dark florals, lavender & violets. The acidity is like a gentle rain shower. The finish is well balanced fruit & earth, well integrated, ruby, elegant with polish and length for days.
Photos of, the signed bottle by President & Winemaker-Sean Capiaux, President/Winemaker- Sean Capiaux, O’Shaughnessy Winery and Owners-Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls and Paul Woolls. — 4 days ago
A Conn Creek neighbor for this particular vineyard.
Nose has cherry/plum liquor, dried citrus rind, charred oak, rain-soaked soil, spring green herbs, mocha-coffee and toasted graham cracker.
Palate has cedar-infused black currant, plum skin, earthy and dirty wet leather and mild tannins.
Paired with a wonderfully grilled t-bone tonight.
This bottle easily has several years to go, enjoyed in it's youth tonight for sure. Future bottles can be 2020-2023 without concern.
For me, this wine is reminiscent of many 90's vintages of Sterling (SVR) wines that we have enjoyed over the years, minty cigar box, just wonderful. — 4 days ago
It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a great Napa Cabernet.
Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Pronounced nose of red cherries, vanilla, blueberries, light oak, dust, tobacco, light vegetables, graphites, alcohol, spices, herbs, leather, earth and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, cloves, vanilla, wood, earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf, bitter vegetables, herbs and black pepper.
Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very nice Cabernet based Bordeaux blend. Showing nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel. A wine that keeps changing as it opens up, which is always enjoyable.
Feels more like a new world bold Pinot Noir. Very unique.
Good by itself or with food. Still young and needs another 5 years to mature. Has good potential to be a 92+ point wine.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins. After 2.5 hours, it changes again, and the new world Cabernet shows up. Definitely still young. I've had the 2013 not too long ago and loved it.
I paired it with Brie cheese and roasted almonds.
A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Petit verdot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 26 months in French Oak barrels.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$90. — 5 days ago