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Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Item no. 90892
Blend: 98.33% Cabernet Sauvignon, .64% Cabernet Franc, .53% Merlot, .48% Syrah
Oberon sourced grapes throughout the Napa Valley appellation to accomplish the desired layering of flavors in their Cabernet Sauvignon. Blending fruit from classic and emerging appellations, including Rutherford, Oakville, Stags Leap, Atlas Peak and Wooden Valley, allowed them to take advantage of both the volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the Valley floor. With the diversity of flavors, they were able to create a well-rounded mouthful of wine.
After hand-harvesting, gently de-stemming and crushing, and fermenting in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the wonderful maturity of tannins in the grapes allowed an opportunity to extend the post fermentation maceration time (skin contact) to 22.6 days on average. Extended juice to skin contact marries flavor and structure in the Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon giving the wine a seamless feel. Malolactic fermentation, in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak barrels concentrates the flavors and adds nuances of vanilla and toffee.