Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2015

This is the Cab Franc, not listed on the app. Have asked to be added.

My first time trying a bottle, a fantastic cab franc.
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Didn’t know they made this. Did you @Mark Flesher ?
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@Shay A it is not made every year.
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Correct, it’s a limited wine.


Special Selection Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Neat little comparison, as this was tasted alongside a 2009 O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder Cabernet. It was interesting how these at first were very different, then started to converge, then started to diverge significantly. At the end of the comparison, this one was a two-point winner. This is a nose of classic Napa Cabernet. Blackberry currant, pepper that almost singes your nostril hair. Entry is full-bodied, Blackberry, blueberry, baking spices, currant, licorice, herbs. And just kept adding another layer and another layer. On the finish, softened tannins are noted yet toasted quality is still extremely present. This wine is showing superb integration, and in my opinion it's still probably 3 to 5 years away from the very top of the hill. This one has a long life ahead. — 4 months ago

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Another fun comparison from same vintage, same winemaker, and same fruit! Difference is that this wine from Progeny is the choice barrels of the Veeder fruit. Like the O’Shaughnessy on steroids. Wow! Cashmere. So plush and rich in profile. Nutmeg and sweet cocoa on the nose with ripe blue and black fruit. Baking spices, baked mixed berry pie, sandalwood, lush and fresh dark fruits to the core. Grainy yet soft tannins at the finish. Still improving. Killer bottle. Thanks @Mark Flesher

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Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

O'shaughnessy vineyard in oakville. Much More tannic than the st helena. Redder fruit. — 2 years ago

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Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

A delicious chewy cab of the traditional style. I really enjoyed the wine. — a month ago

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Love this stuff...


Oakville Chardonnay 2011

Awesome chard. Full bodied with no metal. Nicely cloudy. Note Christine W has a connection at O’S — 4 months ago

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Howell Mountain Merlot 2009

Last time I opened one of these was back in 2012....what a difference six years has made! This wine has come to full maturity. Drinking at the very top and showing everything it has. Dark black mulberry, balckberry, figs and sweet roasted plums. Middle goes dark and gritty. Espresso bean, while still retaining an overt sweetness. the finish of this has great balance, nice acidity, resolving tannin, roasted black fruits and black pepper. Dang. Happy 4th of July everyone! — 6 months ago

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Children's Garden Sauvignon Blanc

Bright upfront and fuller mid palate. Hint green fruit too — 2 years ago

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Christmas day 2019. In-laws house. Shared with Kathy, but not with the ones drinking Riunite. Good but not my favorite. — 23 days ago


Cave Cuvée Howell Mountain Red Blend 2001

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This was served blind. Dark core with some bricking around the edges. A touch of aged funk at first, then it shows dates, dark cocoa, mocha and blackberries. It’s got dusty tannins all over, but the finish was quite powerful and almost chalky. The mid palate was a medley of older baking spices, red plum, baked black cherries and old graham cracker. This held up in the decanter for a while and while it’s not getting better, I imagine it will hold here for a few years. I called this early 2000s mountain cab heavy blend from O’Shaughnessy. Thanks @Jason Jones — a month ago

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Howell Mountain fruit is right up my alley.
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Good review


Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

My 1000th Delectable wine! And quite fitting. This wine is massive. Compared to a 13 O'Shaughnessy Veeder that was consumed alongside, this wine had a bit more. Both were still youthful and primary, the nose of this with a Blackberry and cassis. Entry is just north of full bodied, tannic from the start and stiff to the finish. Black fruits and a hint of lavender and tobacco. Has quite a few years left. This bottle was a victim to experiment and still an easy 95....I feel inclined to give it a 96 but am stopping at 95. Easily a 97 at maturity if my willpower allows it (which it won't). — a year ago

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Congratulations on your 1000th note. Always informative.
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Dense and rich. Sweet tar, fresh squeezed blackberries, dark chocolate and licorice aromatics. Big on the palate...so much blue and black fruit with currant and plum. More cocoa than dark chocolate. Thought this edged out the ‘06 O’Shaughnessey by a point or so. Always delicious and can’t wait to visit in a month.