Sunday, May 15, 2011

Howell Mountain Hillside: O'Shaughnessy Winery

O'Shaughnessy Winery Vista: Slopes of Howell Mountain in the hills above St. Helena.
(Photos © Alice Joyce)

Jack Chandler, Landscape Architect

Spent a lively day buzzing around Napa Wine Country with Jack Chandler, looking at various projects of Jack's spanning private estates to inviting wineries.

One project we toured, O'Shaughnessy Winery in Angwin was new to me. Difficult to imagine a more beautiful site than this East Napa County landscape, with its terraces that take full advantage of the view.

An off-the-beaten path locale for wine loving cognescenti, the winery boasts a scented entry path lined in fragrant roses, befitting a tasting of their 2007 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, which proved to be delectably stimulating. A full-bodied melding of blackberry and chocolate, blueberry, black raspberry and plum notes with cinnamon and vanilla aromas that distinguish the varietal, there are still more complex flavors to tease the palate and emerge at the finish. ((A Robert Parker rating of 95 points.))

Landscape architecture by Jack Chandler.


  1. Yes, I got to pick your post. I wonder if it is not just some plots having this problem. I only picked a few posts today, but all registered. Your first image is heavenly.

  2. Hello Alice...O' that is a real name!

  3. I think I'll have to learn a lot more about wine. I haven't learned to describe it as you do. I just know if I like it or not.

    Off topic: I didn't realize other people were having problems with picks. I thought it was just Alistair (of Aberdeen gardening) and myself.

  4. My new but used the Canon S11 has arrived in the mail. Looking so forward to taking movies and photos with it, especially on my trips. Thumbs up!