2010 O’Shaughnessy Estate Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon [RP-97pts]


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Ratings & Tasting notes:

97 points Wine Advocate Dark red cherries, iron, crushed rocks, flowers and mint are all layered into the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. Layers of bright underlying minerality and acidity give the 2010 much of its energy and sheer thrust. This is another exceptional wine, but readers will have to be patient. (AG) 97+  (12/2012)

93 points Vinous Bright, dense ruby-red. Spectacular nose combines dark raspberry, plum, cocoa powder, saline minerality and nutty oak; the first of these vintages to show any real sign of development. Wonderfully tactile but more backward in the mouth than the nose suggests, with the element of saline minerality carrying through. There’s a hint of greenness here, even a slightly disjointed quality, but the wine boasts terrific intensity and claret-like complexity and finishes very long and savory, with dusty, palate-saturating tannins. When I first tasted this wine from the bottle I was put off by some rather pungent notes of eucalyptus and creosote but those elements have all but disappeared. This may be in an awkward stage today but I suspect it will be long-lived. Winemaker Sean Capiaux told me that the fruit set was quite large in 2010 and that because the ripening was so far behind schedule he dropped a full 25% of the crop just before veraison in an attempt to get the rest ripe. (ST) 93+  (5/2020)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored in a climate controlled cellar.


Excellent condition.
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