O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2018
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Hailing from the esteemed O’Shaughnessy winery nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, the O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2018 embodies a timeless dedication to the art of winemaking. Crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Sean Capiaux, this remarkable red winetakes us on a nostalgic journey to the terroir-rich Mount Veeder AVA.
Pouring a deep, almost mystical, hue into the glass, it immediately sets the stage for what’s to come. As you lift the glass to your nose, a symphony of scents fills the air—vanilla bean, warm baking spices, and the fresh essence of tobacco leaves intermingle, promising an intricate tapestry of flavors.
With each sip, the wine’s true character unfolds. Bright and focused, it unveils layers of confit plum, blackberry jam, and the delicate allure of hibiscus. It’s as if the very essence of the grapes and the land from which they spring is captured in each drop.
But the true beauty lies in the finish, where the wine leaves an indelible mark. Notes of smoked cherry wood merge seamlessly with tannins so perfectly integrated they seem like an old friend.
The critical acclaim for this vintage only serves to underline its brilliance. Wine Enthusiast awards an impressive 98 points, celebrating its youthful tension, plush tannins, and a medley of flavors that include cassis, blood orange, and fragrant herbs. International Decanter, bestowing 95 points, extols its richness, lavish nose, and the robust essence of Mount Veeder. Meanwhile, James Suckling, also with 95 points, takes note of its aromatic complexity, firm structure, and distinctive mineral-laden finish.
In essence, the O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Mt. Veeder’ 2018 isn’t just a wine; it’s a journey through time and terroir, an embodiment of dedication, and a testament to the mastery of the winemaker. Savor this exceptional creation, and let it transport you to a world where elegance and sophistication reign supreme.
What does O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2018 taste like?
leather, earthy, smoke
cherry, raspberry, red fruit
oak, tobacco, vanilla
blackberry, plum, dark fruit
pepper, licorice, cinnamon
toast, brown sugar
cream, oil, campfire
Food Pairing with O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2018
Winemaker of O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2018
Mount Veeder’s viticultural roots stretch back to the mid-19th Century. Although many vineyards flourished on this mountainous terrain by the dawn of the 20th Century, Prohibition halted viticultural activities. It wasn't until the 1960s, amidst Napa Valley's wine revival, that Mount Veeder saw resurgence. This unique region earned its American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation in 1990, an accolade that... Read More