O'Shaughnessy

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.332 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

First wine for Chops Grille House. Decanted for five hours and definitely helped with the heat. Deep and dark ruby red with a touch of garnet. Layered nose with volcanic ash, dark raspberries, oak, dark cocoa and dark spices. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Lush and rich palate with red mountain berries, dark sweet spices, a bit dusty and a little anise. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027.

First wine for Chops Grille House. Decanted for five hours and definitely helped with the heat. Deep and dark ruby red with a touch of garnet. Layered nose with volcanic ash, dark raspberries, oak, dark cocoa and dark spices. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Lush and rich palate with red mountain berries, dark sweet spices, a bit dusty and a little anise. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027.

Apr 29th, 2018
David L

10' O'Shaughnessy Howell MT Cabernet. Loving Howell MT. Certainly not the most complex wine. Who gives a crap ...It's absolutely delicious! Smooth & such a crowd pleaser!

10' O'Shaughnessy Howell MT Cabernet. Loving Howell MT. Certainly not the most complex wine. Who gives a crap ...It's absolutely delicious! Smooth & such a crowd pleaser!

Apr 17th, 2017
Rick Baumgarten

Middle of a very strong flight

Middle of a very strong flight

Apr 24th, 2016
Rhonely Boy

So much more time to go

So much more time to go

Feb 2nd, 2019
Matt LeQuelenec

Steak and more red wine

Steak and more red wine

Mar 18th, 2018
Mark Flesher

I knew that keeping these guys around was a good idea. This wine is in a REALLY good spot tonight. A flavor profile VERY similar to their next door neighbor but this wine is a crazy cuvee of 88% Cab, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% PV and 2% St. Macaire. Wins the "black cork" award! This wine has power, is very thick on the palate, yet elegant in places. IMO probably not even ready to go just yet. Decanted for an hour. POWERFUL blackberry and vanilla nose. The entry still has some oaked character. Tobacco to the middle with powerful blackberry, some dark chocolate, mint, herbal. The finish was baking spice kind of spicy, still quite tannic with good acidity. This wine is a stand-alone stunner. Probably still five years away from a true pop and pour. Delicious!

I knew that keeping these guys around was a good idea. This wine is in a REALLY good spot tonight. A flavor profile VERY similar to their next door neighbor but this wine is a crazy cuvee of 88% Cab, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% PV and 2% St. Macaire. Wins the "black cork" award! This wine has power, is very thick on the palate, yet elegant in places. IMO probably not even ready to go just yet. Decanted for an hour. POWERFUL blackberry and vanilla nose. The entry still has some oaked character. Tobacco to the middle with powerful blackberry, some dark chocolate, mint, herbal. The finish was baking spice kind of spicy, still quite tannic with good acidity. This wine is a stand-alone stunner. Probably still five years away from a true pop and pour. Delicious!

Aug 10th, 2017
Rob Sternthal

Fantastic. Jammin'.

Fantastic. Jammin'.

Apr 8th, 2017
Rob Sternthal

My go to wine for comfort nights! Can do no wrong.

My go to wine for comfort nights! Can do no wrong.

Mar 24th, 2017
Hugh O'Riordan

Delicious. Well balanced from tip of young to pallet . Dark fruit , great aroma and long finish.

Delicious. Well balanced from tip of young to pallet . Dark fruit , great aroma and long finish.

Aug 14th, 2016
Rob Sternthal

Magnum. Pop and pour. Decently rich.

Magnum. Pop and pour. Decently rich.

Jun 20th, 2016