Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $21.99
Item No. 90892
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 98.33% Cabernet Sauvignon, .64% Cabernet Franc, .53% Merlot, .48% Syrah

Oberon sourced grapes throughout the Napa Valley appellation to accomplish the desired layering of flavors in their Cabernet Sauvignon. Blending fruit from classic and emerging appellations, including Rutherford, Oakville, Stags Leap, Atlas Peak and Wooden Valley, allowed them to take advantage of both the volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the Valley floor. With the diversity of flavors, they were able to create a well-rounded mouthful of wine.

After hand-harvesting, gently de-stemming and crushing, and fermenting in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the wonderful maturity of tannins in the grapes allowed an opportunity to extend the post fermentation maceration time (skin contact) to 22.6 days on average. Extended juice to skin contact marries flavor and structure in the Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon giving the wine a seamless feel. Malolactic fermentation, in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak barrels concentrates the flavors and adds nuances of vanilla and toffee.

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(9/29/2010)
I remember when Behringer released their Knights Valley reserve. It was under $20/bottle and was just incredible. The Oberon is just lushious.
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(9/27/2010)
Originally had it at Flemings and it was excellent with the beef. Have enjoyed it at home with lamb and pork and it is an great compliment to both. A great value.
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As a third-generation winemaker and Napa Valley native, Rob Mondavi, Jr. has always understood that the region is uniquely suited for growing classic Bordeaux varieties. With the Oberon label - originally named for the eponymous king in Shakespeare's winsome comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream - he has created high-quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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