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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Oberon Merlot 2008
Oberon Merlot 2008
(search item no. 113770)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tony Coltrin accomplished a vibrant layering of flavors in our Oberon Merlot by sourcing grapes throughout the Napa Valley.Blending fruit from classic and emerging appellations allowed us to take advantage of different soil types and microclimates from around the valley. With the diversity of flavors, he created a well-rounded mouthful of wine.
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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.