O'Shaughnessy

Howell Mountain Merlot

9.315 ratings
9.32 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
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
Mark Flesher

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!

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!

Jul 4th, 2019
Jordan Franceschini

Chocolatey tonight

Chocolatey tonight

Jun 27th, 2015
Stephen Carney

Stephen had this 5 years ago

Stephen had this 5 years ago

Jul 18th, 2015
Justin Sun

Justin had this 7 months ago

Justin had this 7 months ago

Aug 3rd, 2019
Tirso del Junco Jr

Tirso had this 8 months ago

Tirso had this 8 months ago

Jul 4th, 2019
Dave Hillsberg

Dave had this 2 years ago

Dave had this 2 years ago

Mar 25th, 2018
Dave Hillsberg

Dave had this 2 years ago

Dave had this 2 years ago

Aug 31st, 2017
Tirso del Junco Jr

Tirso had this 3 years ago

Tirso had this 3 years ago

Oct 24th, 2016
Pablo

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Pablo had this 4 years ago

Apr 23rd, 2016