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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
O'Shaughnessy Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
O'Shaughnessy Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 120482)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Mt. Veeder is a serious wine with an opaque purple blue color. Perfumed aromas of blueberry pie, blackberry, licorice, crème brulee, smoked meats, iodine and brown sugar jump out of the glass. On the palate dark, dense berry flavors, black cherry syrup intermixed with tar and smoke make for a compelling taste that lingers in the mouth for several minutes. Muscular but with restrained elegance it carries the O'Shaughnessy trademark of balance and power.
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About O'Shaughnessy:

Our winemaking philosophy at O'Shaughnessy Estate winery is to produce wines that express the unique character of our estate vineyards and their appellation. The winemaking style is contemporary, utilizing cutting edge fermentation equipment paired with natural, hands-on winemaking. Our emphasis is on balance; the concentrated nature of the grapes from our estate vineyards needs to be in balance with the flavors and aromas in order to produce the most harmonious wine.