O'Shaugnessy Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.346 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Edmond Bordelon

The better of the two vintages tonight. Almost dramatically different. So much smoother and approachable than the 2016. The 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the marriage of their estate properties on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder. Great balance of fruit and tanins. It is ready to go after about 30 minutes in the glass or decanter.

The better of the two vintages tonight. Almost dramatically different. So much smoother and approachable than the 2016. The 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the marriage of their estate properties on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder. Great balance of fruit and tanins. It is ready to go after about 30 minutes in the glass or decanter.

May 2nd, 2019
Rebecca Fletcher

Earth, wet stone, perfume and floral. Red fruit, ripe cranberry, baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of mint. m acid, body and m/m+ creeping tannins. Red fruit, earth, milk chocolate. Balanced.

Earth, wet stone, perfume and floral. Red fruit, ripe cranberry, baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of mint. m acid, body and m/m+ creeping tannins. Red fruit, earth, milk chocolate. Balanced.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2016
Alan Hyde

Despite saying Napa valley on the label it’s mostly mountain fruit! It’s extremely dark in color, beautiful nose. Slightly rough on the palate but still very good. Hints of vanilla and peppermint.

Despite saying Napa valley on the label it’s mostly mountain fruit! It’s extremely dark in color, beautiful nose. Slightly rough on the palate but still very good. Hints of vanilla and peppermint.

Aug 2nd, 2021
Cindy Sherman

My husband isn’t a wine drinker, but he really enjoyed this! Typically he prefers Bourbon, like Blanton’s. Nice having a bottle we can share, especially when it’s this spectacular. Worth every penny.

My husband isn’t a wine drinker, but he really enjoyed this! Typically he prefers Bourbon, like Blanton’s. Nice having a bottle we can share, especially when it’s this spectacular. Worth every penny.

Jan 30th, 2021
Paul K
9.2

Big fruit, coffee, and smoky tannins. A lot going on here. It doesn’t all come together perfectly, but it’s a baby and you get the feeling it will in time.

Big fruit, coffee, and smoky tannins. A lot going on here. It doesn’t all come together perfectly, but it’s a baby and you get the feeling it will in time.

Aug 27th, 2020
Matt LeQuelenec

Tail end of the sweet spot but still lights out...

Tail end of the sweet spot but still lights out...

Jan 20th, 2019
Jason Bonfig

Never had Napa Valley before. Strong 💪

Never had Napa Valley before. Strong 💪

Jan 2nd, 2019
Jonas Johansson

Perfection

Perfection

May 12th, 2018
Stef Van Der Vorst

95+

Dec 16th, 2017
Jody Scharf

Flowers, spice, nutmeg and Cinnamon. Lingering acid. Rich burgundy color. Nose of old leather. Like this cab

Flowers, spice, nutmeg and Cinnamon. Lingering acid. Rich burgundy color. Nose of old leather. Like this cab

Aug 26th, 2017