Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


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To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa's finest winegrowing regions, including Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Chiles Valley and CapellValley. By layering fruit from Napa's volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the valley floor, Tony accomplished his goal of marrying many different expressions into one outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that boasts a beautifully seamless mouthfeel and rich, complex texture and flavors. After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration.Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 14 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine's flavors and tannins.During blending, winemaker Tony used various red grape varieties to help achieve Oberon Cabernet's lovely flavor and texture.With a kiss of Syrah, a dash of Merlot and sprinkling of Zinfandel he helped to create Oberon's deep colors, supple tannins, and vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry and spices.A hint of coffee and dark chocolate create a lingering and delightful finish.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa County
Brand Oberon
Alcohol/vol 13.77%
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Wine EnthusiastThere aren't many Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa County at this price point, so this one stands out for its concentration and simple cherry, clove and vanilla flavors wrapped in smoky oak. Perfumed and crisp with acidity, it's food-friendly and ready to be enjoyed.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2017