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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 96626)

PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $19.99

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:

A blend of 96.91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.48% Cabernet Franc, 0.34% Petite Verdot, 0.22% Zinfandel and 0.15% Syrah.

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Oberon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak barrels, further concentrated the wine's rich cherry, dark berry and cassis flavors, adding subtle nuances of toasted vanilla and toffee. Enjoy this lovely Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 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.