Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% St. Macaire, 1% Cabernet Franc
Production: 6,037 cases
This is a wine that sets the benchmark for Napa Valley AVA Cabs every year, showcasing the stunning quality of the three Estate Vineyards.
The Howell Mountain Estate surrounds the winery, flowing through three distinct sites: The Amphitheatre Vineyard derives its name from its shape across the hillside, and the Rancho Del Oso Vineyard take its name from a resident black bear!. Newest is the Osprey’s Nest Vineyard, just upslope from the winery, which is shared with a young family of Osprey. Together, they bring the dark fruit flavours and graphite minerality of Howell Mountain to the wine.
The second Estate Vineyard is on Mount Veeder. The vines from the steeply terraced ‘Betty’s Vineyard’ consistently produce clusters with small berries and intense flavours. It’s one of the most remote and breathtaking vineyards in Napa, and adds a savoury earthiness and brilliant structure
Lastly, the Oakville vineyard spans 13 hectares surrounding Betty and Paul’s home. Just a stones throw from the famed BOND St. Eden Vineyard, the Cabernet here exudes the classic Oakville richness and luxury.
This Cabernet is guaranteed to bring the goods and will go toe-to-toe with any Cabernet out there. It’s always a sure-fire hit from wine maker Sean Capiaux and his team at O’Shaughnessy.