2006 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

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Very dark color with a purple rim. On the palate of sweet blackberry liqueur, chocolate, blueberry, pie, allspice and crème de cassis are rich and the wine finishes long and sweet with sufficient tannins.
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ROBERT PARKER RATING: 94
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: The only 2006 I tasted is a re-evaluation of the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, which is performing better now than it did last year. A dense purple color in addition to plenty of creme de cassis, crushed rock, blueberry, and brioche-like notes are found in this full-bodied Cabernet. It avoids the rustic tannins of this vintage, and exhibits good sweetness and purity of fruit. Consume it over the next 15-20 years.
STEVE TANZAR RATING: 92
STEVE TANZAR REVIEW: 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.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Carmenere, 2% St. Macaire, 1% Cabernet Franc. The 2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with a near solid black core and purple rim color. Flavors of sweet blackberry liqueur, chocolate, blueberry, pie, allspice and crème de cassis are rich and the wine finishes long and sweet with ample tannins to continue it's life well into the future.
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Vintage 2006
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Bottle Size 750ml
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