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2003 O'Shaughnessy - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain - Red

USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

No expense was spared by Betty O'Shaughnessy building her Howell Mountain winery, developing the steeply terraced vineyards and hiring Sean Capiaux as winemaker. The winery also produces a Mt. Veeder bottling .

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Score
88
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2015 VF: 2005-2018
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.76%
Tasted On 01/03/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2015
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Author Nancy H32
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Tasted On 08/24/2008

Improving with age.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 12/01/2005

Saturated purple color with aromas of dusky plum and smoke. Decent fruit but this wine is compromised by an excess of tannin. It is doubtful the tannin will ever ameliorate.

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