Nose

Deeply perfumed aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, rum raisin, and brown sugar.

Palate

On the palate, this wine shows layers of dense berry preserves, wild bramble and cured meat flavors with a high tone acid and tannin balance. This is a richly textured and intense mountain wine that is rewarding upon release and will continue to evolve with cellaring.

Growing Conditions

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery sits at 1,800 feet on the heralded Howell Mountain appellation in the beautiful Napa Valley. Founded in 1996, the estate encompasses one hundred and twenty acres. O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery uses modern equipment to produce non-interventionist wines that are naturally fermented and bottled unfined and unfiltered. These techniques allow the varietal character and terroir of O’Shaughnessy Estate vineyards to be the stars of the show. The vines from our steeply terraced, Betty's Vineyard, struggle for nourishment and moisture consistently producing clusters with small berries and intense flavors. Wines from this vineyard have been highly acclaimed through the media since our first vintage in 2002, for their power and elegance. Aromatically, we love the lavender and violet tones emanating from this property. We acquired this property in 2000 and farm only 17 acres on this remote 55-acre estate. The 265 acre Woolls Ranch was purchased in 2006 and produced its first fruit in 2012. We have 32 planted acres here and grow primarily Cabernet Sauvignon on this remarkable site. We also cultivate small blocks of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carmenere and St. Macaire. The 2014 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a precise and powerful representation of our Mount Veeder estate.

Appearance

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine is opaque purple in color.