Smooth, supple and delicious, we review the Oberon Napa Valley Merlot.
Sample submitted for review. The Oberon Napa Valley Merlot has an SRP of $23 and is available for as low as $17.
Napa Valley native and winemaker Tony Coltrin brings more than 45 years of winemaking experience to Oberon. Tony makes this Merlot from an exceptional blend of Napa Valley grapes sourced from premier sub-appellations and selected for their concentration of ripe fruit flavors and natural acidity. The layers of lush fruit flavors of plum and black currants are complemented by 12 months of French oak barrel aging and velvety texture.
Cellared & Bottled by The Michael Mondavi Family
The 2019 Oberon Napa Valley Merlot begins with an absolutely enticing aroma of dark berry fruit and dusty spice along with touches of chocolate and vanilla. This one definitely gets your attention right away!
While the nose is ready to go, the wine needs a couple hours of air to really open up when tasting but when it does it is smooth, supple and absolutely delicious. In fact, I didn't think much of it when I first popped and poured it but give it some time and wow!
Featuring similar flavors to the nose with some cola, licorice and lots of other touches too the wine has great structure and balance. This is a wonderful example of Merlot with that signature round mouthfeel leading the way.
It ends dry, quite long, and nice and chewy and was just as good day 2! This is fantastic.
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