Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon along with a small amount of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varieties. The wine is sourced from vineyards throughout Napa Valley including Rutherford, Oakville, Oak Knoll, Wooden Valley and others and spends 12 months in 45% new French oak.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $25 and is available for as low as $19.99. 40,000 cases produced.
From the winery:
Napa County native & winemaker Tony Coltrin brings more than 40 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. Pair with steak, lamb, duck dishes as well as flavorful cheeses.
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. These include wines like the Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cab (The Pinnacle of Cheeseburger Wines?) and the Noble Vines 337 Cab (A Brilliant Burger Wine). Today we've got another to add to the list.
The 2012 Oberon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a pleasant 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 sweet candied berry notes, plenty of spice, touches of herbs, lots of well integrated oak notes and excellent depth. The wine ends dry with really persistent sweet fruit notes, oak, tobacco, and a little coffee. A really nice, easy drinking Cabernet and a great burger wine!