O'Shaughnessy

Howell Mountain Merlot

9.3158 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Daniel Taub

Drinking very well. A lot of up front cherry on the tongue

Drinking very well. A lot of up front cherry on the tongue

2 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2015
Michael Mathews

Holy smokes. Massive cab. Dark chocolate and deep dark berries on the nose. Absolutely explosive wine....immediately hits you upfront...and as the sip, taste coats your mouth this becomes elegant, belt you with a wicked long finish. #celebrate

Holy smokes. Massive cab. Dark chocolate and deep dark berries on the nose. Absolutely explosive wine....immediately hits you upfront...and as the sip, taste coats your mouth this becomes elegant, belt you with a wicked long finish. #celebrate

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2017
Alex Miller

CFO Golden State Wine Co./Europvin USA

9.5

Extra time in barrel evident. Lovely.

Extra time in barrel evident. Lovely.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015
Rob Sternthal

One of my favorites of the year. Thank you O'Shaughnessy for your library wines!

One of my favorites of the year. Thank you O'Shaughnessy for your library wines!

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

9.7

One of the best Merlots I have had from Howell Mt. Delicious but could have aged for a long time. Nice ripe dark fruit showing a light ring of straw and showing its age. Deliciously smooth tannins and drew us back for more and more.

One of the best Merlots I have had from Howell Mt. Delicious but could have aged for a long time. Nice ripe dark fruit showing a light ring of straw and showing its age. Deliciously smooth tannins and drew us back for more and more.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

8.1

Through the lens of a @riedelusa glass 🍷 Gotta be honest, I'm not even a CA Cab fan and this @oshaughnessywinery 2013 Napa Cab showed like a complete rock star in the XL Cab series gls tonite. Choc covered cherries, seductive rasp & candied blk licorice-yummy! #certifiablydelish #amuseeevents

Through the lens of a @riedelusa glass 🍷 Gotta be honest, I'm not even a CA Cab fan and this @oshaughnessywinery 2013 Napa Cab showed like a complete rock star in the XL Cab series gls tonite. Choc covered cherries, seductive rasp & candied blk licorice-yummy! #certifiablydelish #amuseeevents

Mar 10th, 2017
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.5

Excellent, powerful mountain Can. Drinking well now but will continue Improving

Excellent, powerful mountain Can. Drinking well now but will continue Improving

Jun 26th, 2014
Bill Bender

Corked. Posting just so we can track any trends that may arise. I think it's important to see if particular makers, vintages, varietals have repeated issues so I'm sharing. I've never had a flawed O'Shaughnessy.

Corked. Posting just so we can track any trends that may arise. I think it's important to see if particular makers, vintages, varietals have repeated issues so I'm sharing. I've never had a flawed O'Shaughnessy.

Jul 31st, 2017
Rob Sternthal

Sssshhhh. Don’t tell anyone about this wine. It’s cheaper and better than most Napa Cabs. Shout out to Paul Giamatti for ruining Merlot for the unknowledgeable. So rich and beautiful. Love this producer and this wine.

Sssshhhh. Don’t tell anyone about this wine. It’s cheaper and better than most Napa Cabs. Shout out to Paul Giamatti for ruining Merlot for the unknowledgeable. So rich and beautiful. Love this producer and this wine.

Dec 5th, 2020
Eric

One bad ass Merlot. Intense, edgy, black fruited awesomeness. Done in a Cab style.

One bad ass Merlot. Intense, edgy, black fruited awesomeness. Done in a Cab style.

Nov 29th, 2020