The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from our Mount Veeder vineyard is an impressive wine with an absolutely solid purple/black opaque color, beautiful perfumed aromas of wild flowers, lead pencil shavings, crème de cassis, blackberry, plum, fig followed by vanilla and barrel char. On the palate the wine is super concentrated with sweet blueberry syrup flavors, full tannins that come across silky smooth and last for several moments.
"A stunning effort is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. It exhibits blue and black fruits along with notions of licorice, graphite, and incense, a formidable array of concentrated fruit flavors, full-bodied power, a silkiness that is atypical for this vintage, and a long, 40+ second finish. This superb Cabernet Sauvignon can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years.
The Wine Advocate
"Good bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blueberry, menthol, licorice, cocoa powder, violet and sweet oak; shows a distinct mountain berry intensity on the nose and palate. Sweet, dense and chewy, with a youthfully medicinal character to the dark raspberry, dark chocolate and vanillin oak flavors. This impressively deep wine finishes with big but sweet tannins. Incidentally, winemaker Sean Capiaux prefers this estate's 2006s to its 2005s, describing them as "more typical of what we seek in California.""
International Wine Cellar
"The pair from O'Shaugnessy serves as a fine reminder that well-made wines will be found in great years and difficult ones alike, and, if this deep, keenly defined youngster is very much built in the sturdy Howell Mountain style, it still offers up loads of very precise Cabernet fruit and shows classic balance with the inner mass to properly buffer its age-demanding tannins. It is a touch tough, to be sure, but it has the right parts in all the right places to grow for a good many years."