Oberon Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

Price: $17.99
Item No. 91251
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Winemaker's Notes

Winemakers, Tony Coltrin & Rob Mondavi, set out to maximize fruit expression in our 2005 Oberon Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. "With each vintage, we want Oberon Sauvignon Blanc to show bright acidity and fresh flavors. We also want an underlying richness that completes and balances the wine for a rounder mouth-feel" says Tony. "In 2005, we picked some of the fruit at the early stages of ripeness when the acidity was high and the flavors were leaning toward green apple and tart kiwi. To layer in flavors of melon and pear, we allowed some fruit to more fully ripen. We used both cold and barrel fermentation to maximize the overall fruit expression. Cold-fermentation helped us maintain natural fruit flavors and aromatics, and barrel fermentation added a subtle creaminess and length."

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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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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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Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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