Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, O'Shaughnessy
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O’Shaughnessy, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

O’Shaughnessy, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 18.25pts/20 (94/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 18.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 18.5 David Motion 17.5
Spiced bramble jam on the nose with touches of earth, chocolate and tobacco. Offering great complexity, it’s rich, opulent, powerful, a bit tarry, with rugged mountain fruit, chewy tannins and a certain earthiness. Terrific weight of fruit; will go the distance.
Price N/A UK
Drink 2013–2030
Alc 14.8%