O'Shaughnessy

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

9.342 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Fifth wine of the blind tasting.

Deep ruby red with a touch of garnet. Layered nose with spices, sweet spices, raspberries, tons of dark cocoa, gravel and cinnamon. Not much fruit. Well balanced medium tannins (6.5/10) with a medium plus body. More power in the attack before thinning out a touch. Definitely has a red fruit profile, cherry liquor, a spice kick, cherry rocks, earthy and steely. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

Had to repost it, wouldn't accept the "big picture"

Fifth wine of the blind tasting.

Deep ruby red with a touch of garnet. Layered nose with spices, sweet spices, raspberries, tons of dark cocoa, gravel and cinnamon. Not much fruit. Well balanced medium tannins (6.5/10) with a medium plus body. More power in the attack before thinning out a touch. Definitely has a red fruit profile, cherry liquor, a spice kick, cherry rocks, earthy and steely. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

Had to repost it, wouldn't accept the "big picture"

Aug 18th, 2017
Bill Bender

Nice structure but still very tight, much more so than the Howell Mountain as you might expect. I'm calling this one a hold.

Nice structure but still very tight, much more so than the Howell Mountain as you might expect. I'm calling this one a hold.

Jul 5th, 2017
David L

09'O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder. Even with a hour + decanting ,I'm not in love with the wine😕. I'm also thinking this would improve dramatically with additional time in the bottle.

09'O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder. Even with a hour + decanting ,I'm not in love with the wine😕. I'm also thinking this would improve dramatically with additional time in the bottle.

Apr 14th, 2017
Mark Freund

Classic NV Cab. Tinge of herbaceous mixed with great currant fruit and silky tannins. Really polished.

Classic NV Cab. Tinge of herbaceous mixed with great currant fruit and silky tannins. Really polished.

Feb 16th, 2014
Mark Flesher

Compared to the 2009 Progeny SSR that this one was enjoyed alongside, this wine was a very clear second place. After cork pop, this one sort of had a funky news. Took about 20 minutes to find itself, and eventually gained some of the complex qualities of the SSR, but then seemed to make a divergence. Still, this is more of your dried blackberry, graphite, a little bit of herb, and did I mention this one is spicy on the finish!? Softened, tannins which seemed to be rounding out and integrating nicely. Did not quite have the same nostril burn that the SSR did, but it was there a bit. You can tell these wines are definitely related, and this one will definitely continue to improve in the bottle although I would say it is starting to enter a really good spot in the drinking window.

Compared to the 2009 Progeny SSR that this one was enjoyed alongside, this wine was a very clear second place. After cork pop, this one sort of had a funky news. Took about 20 minutes to find itself, and eventually gained some of the complex qualities of the SSR, but then seemed to make a divergence. Still, this is more of your dried blackberry, graphite, a little bit of herb, and did I mention this one is spicy on the finish!? Softened, tannins which seemed to be rounding out and integrating nicely. Did not quite have the same nostril burn that the SSR did, but it was there a bit. You can tell these wines are definitely related, and this one will definitely continue to improve in the bottle although I would say it is starting to enter a really good spot in the drinking window.

Sep 21st, 2019
Mark Flesher

I think this one is drinking very well at this moment. However, I am sure that this crazy complex Mt Veeder fruit is capable of more. At first, this one seemed to have a backbone of sweet, blackberry and blueberry fruit with volcanic notes. Immediately after cork pop, you could have told me this was the Howell Mountain offering and I would have believed you. However, 3 hours later this one turned a little bit darker. Shale and gravel replaced the volcanic notes, and the blackberry doubled down. Ended with a fair amount of black pepper, resolving tannin. Very balanced. This one will definitely hold for a while. I think it is in a great spot, although I see it improving somewhat in the next 1 or 2 years. if you have a few of these as I do not, you might want to open up one now!

I think this one is drinking very well at this moment. However, I am sure that this crazy complex Mt Veeder fruit is capable of more. At first, this one seemed to have a backbone of sweet, blackberry and blueberry fruit with volcanic notes. Immediately after cork pop, you could have told me this was the Howell Mountain offering and I would have believed you. However, 3 hours later this one turned a little bit darker. Shale and gravel replaced the volcanic notes, and the blackberry doubled down. Ended with a fair amount of black pepper, resolving tannin. Very balanced. This one will definitely hold for a while. I think it is in a great spot, although I see it improving somewhat in the next 1 or 2 years. if you have a few of these as I do not, you might want to open up one now!

Jul 24th, 2019
Edward Shaughnessy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

Mar 17th, 2019
Wade Faerber

Agree with Pam Well balanced with great fruit

Agree with Pam Well balanced with great fruit

Aug 8th, 2016
Erika Birg

This is a solid cab. I think I would give it 4-5 hours of air. We didn't give it enough in my opinion (2 hr slow ox, 1hr decant and back in the bottle); hasn't quite opened up. All the elements are there.

This is a solid cab. I think I would give it 4-5 hours of air. We didn't give it enough in my opinion (2 hr slow ox, 1hr decant and back in the bottle); hasn't quite opened up. All the elements are there.

Feb 21st, 2016
Ara Aslanian

Dark fruit, silky body and a fantastic rich finish, Always a favorite!

Dark fruit, silky body and a fantastic rich finish, Always a favorite!

Oct 14th, 2015