Sourced from all over the Napa Valley, this wine blends 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1% Syrah and other unnamed red varieties. The effort works, resulting in a glass of concentrated red cherry, herb and spice, the tannins tight yet approachable enough for the wine to remain juicy. - V.B.
Wine Maker Notes
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 Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in French oak, combined with 14 months aging (45% new French oak), further concentrated the wine's vibrant and jammy red cherry, candied blackberry, and spice flavors. A hint of coffee and a lingering dark chocolate create a lingering and delightful finish.
To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa's finest winegrowing regions, including Rutherford, Oakville, Oaknoll, Yountville, Wooden Valley, and our 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 seamless mouthfeel and rich, complex texture and flavors.