2016 O’Shaughnessy Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon in bond
The estate vineyards reside on a one hundred and twenty acre hillside property that is now reaching full maturity at twenty years of age. Beginning in 1997 they planted twenty nine acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and six acres of seven historic blending varietals.
The proprietors are Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls, a real estate and cooking school entrepreneur hailing originally from Minnesota, and Paul Woolls a wine lover and lawyer from Indiana. It was their joint love of wine, an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for food and wine that fuelled them to create the O’Shaughnessy Winery in the Napa Valley.
It’s here, Betty fell in love with the beauty of the land, the vineyards, and the climate. In 1990, she landed in Oakville with a parcel of land, including vineyards and a home site. Over the next few years, additional vineyards on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder added to the source available for varieties of grapes. The new century brought a cave, grapes crushed into wine and a design for a fantastic winery structure.
The O’Shaughnessy Estate is one Robert Parker calls: “one of his favourite wineries in Napa” and renowned critic Antonio Galloni has long championed the Estate’s Cabs as some of the greatest value wines of Napa.
“This is an interesting blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. It offers a brilliantly pure, seamless bouquet of crème de cassis, toasted spice, new saddle leather, and leafy herbs and lavender. Deep, rich, and multi-dimensional on the palate, it’s a full-bodied, layered, awesome wine that can be drunk today with tons of pleasure or cellared for 15-20 years.”
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2018)
Offered for sale under bond. Price shown is for a case (12x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.