In 1996 after years of searching, Betty O'Shaughnessy began what today is O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery with the purchase of vineyards in Oakville.
Soon thereafter she acquired vineyards on Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, and all three locations are at heart of today's wines. 2002 marked the first release for O'Shaughnessy. We caught up with president and founding winemaker Sean Capiaux from inside their barrel cellar on Howell Mountain, 20 minutes north of St. Helena, to discuss O'Shaughnessey's latest release, the Howell Mountain 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon.