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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(search item no. 123410)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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:

To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony Coltrin sourced grapes from throughout Napa's finest winegrowing regions, including Rutherford, Oakville, Oak Knoll, Wooden Valley, and the winery's own Oso Vineyard at the northeastern end of Napa Valley. By layering fruit from Napa's volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the valley floor, Tony accomplished his goal of marrying many different expressions into one outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that boasts a beautifully rounded mouthfeel and rich, complex flavors.

Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot, 5% Other red varieties

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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.