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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93807)
The Wine News rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $17.49

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

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 99.97% Cabernet Sauvignon and .03% Merlot.

18 months in French oak (45% new)

Beautifully rounded mouthfeel and layers of rich and complex flavors such as cherry, dark berry and cassis, with the oak influence adding subtle nuances of toasted vanilla and toffee.

Great with steak, lamb and duck dishes, as well as flavorful cheeses.

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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.