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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 86759)

PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $17.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Once harvested, the wines mature for up to 15 months in a combination of French and American oak, which lend a spicy, toasted framework to the rich wine. Always seeking balance, our winemaker's taste the wine frequently as it ages, keeping a watchful eye on its development. Patience is rewarded with perfection; our goal is to bring you a wine that is unmistakably Napa Valley, unmistakably Oberon.
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About Oberon:

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 be enjoyed every day.

Rob and fellow winemaker, Tony Coltrin, select Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from some of Napa Valley's finest vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leap and other emerging sub-appellations. The climate of these regions — warm days and cool evenings — yields grapes with the perfect balance of ripe fruit flavors and natural acidity.