Oaky Napa Valley goodness, the Oberon Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon.
92.4% Cabernet Sauvignon along with a small amount of Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. The wine is sourced from vineyards throughout Napa Valley including Rutherford, Oakville, Oak Knoll, St Helena and others and spends 13 months in 45% new French oak.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $25 and is available for as low as $17.
From the bottle:
Napa County native & winemaker Tony Coltrin brings more than 45 years of winemaking experience to Oberon. Tony makes this Cabernet Sauvignon from an exceptional blend of Napa County grapes selected for their concentration of ripe fruit flavors and silky, supple tannins. Lush, lingering black cherry, dark berry and cassis flavors are complemented by warm spicy notes of toasted oak.
Cellared & Bottled by The Michael Mondavi Family
Food pairings on wine labels drive me crazy. I've yet to meet anyone who actually eats the type of pairings they often describe. For those of us living in the real world, we want food pairings that match our circumstances and for me a good burger wine is at the top of that list.
One of the most reliable varieties for this pairing is Cabernet Sauvignon and we've found a number of good ones in the past. Today we've got another to add to the list.
The 2019 Oberon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a pleasing and complex aroma of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, a little smoky spice and hints of mint and dark chocolate.
Tasting this smooth wine shows lots of juicy berry notes, nice spice, touches of herbs, lots of well-integrated oak notes and excellent depth.
The wine ends dry with lasting juicy fruit notes, oak, tobacco, and a little coffee. It's been about seven vintages since we last reviewed this wine but not much has changed, which is a really good thing. It remains a really nice, easy-to-drink Cabernet and a great burger wine!
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