O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 89
Vintage

2021

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine is a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate at 1,800 feet, planted in 1996
  • One-of-a-kind Premiere Napa Valley lot for the ages
  • Howell Mountain estate Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Carménère and Malbec
  • Aging in 100% new French oak for 21 months

Description

Sourced from our Howell Mountain estate, your 2023 Premiere Napa Valley (PNV) wine is a blend of three of our classic red varieties. This year we chose a one-of-a-kind blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Del Oso Vineyard, and Malbec and Carménère from our Amphitheater Vineyard. We selected three favorite barrels to blend this unique PNV lot. The wine is crafted from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon (because that is what we do), 10% Carménère for its balance and complexity and 5% Malbec for its saturating color and powerful aromatic qualities. Your wine is aging for 21 months in 100% French oak.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Sean Capiaux

Winemaker, O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Winemaker, Sean Capiaux

Sean Capiaux has deftly established an impressive and notable career over the past 21 years at prominent wineries around the globe since his graduation from California State University, Fresno (BS, Enology; minor in Chemistry) in the late ’80s. In 1994 Sean launched his own label, Capiaux Cellars, which has garnered consistently favorable reviews among both professional reviewers and his own following of restaurateurs and consumers. With his rich history in the wine industry and vibrant resume, it is no surprise that Betty O’Shaughnessy chose Sean to be the crafting hand behind O’Shaughnessy wine. He began his career at Jordan Winery in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley where he worked for two years before joining Houghton Winery located outside Perth in Western Australia.

After experiencing the harvest in Australia, Sean returned to the United States to work as assistant winemaker at Pine Ridge Winery in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Two years later Sean joined Peter Michael Winery in Calistoga as the assistant winemaker where he worked for four years.

In 1996, Sean and his wife moved to New York. As a bicoastal winemaker, Sean continued to produce Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir in California while also working as the winemaker for Macari Vineyards, Jamesport Vineyards and Schneider Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island, NY. In 2000, Betty O’Shaughnessy recruited Sean to be the winemaker for her new O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery.

Sean serves as president and winemaker for O'Shaughnessy winery today, consistently crafting world-class mountain Cabernets and continuing to make his Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir.

Country born: United States

Education: California State University, Fresno (BS, Enology; minor in Chemistry)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our philosophy is to produce wines that express the unique character of our estate vineyards and their appellation. The winemaking style is contemporary, utilizing cutting-edge fermentation equipment paired with natural, hands-on winemaking. Our emphasis is on balance; the concentrated nature of the grapes from our estate vineyards needs to be in balance with the flavors and aromas in order to produce the most harmonious wine

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