Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County

Napa County, California

Napa Valley native and winemaker, Tony Coltrin, brings 50 years of winemaking experience to Oberon, with expertise insourcing quality fruit from the best vineyards in the valley and understanding the region’s uniqueness for growing classicBordeaux varieties. His long-standing relationships with local growers ensure a consistency in the quality of the grapes grown in premier Napa Valley sub-appellations for Oberon.

Tasting Notes

By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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. During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Petite Sirah to enhance the Cabernet’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all leading to a lingering and delightful finish.

The 2022 vintage was a near-perfect growing season with cool weather through July into early August. We then saw ideal warm weather conditions until the last fruit was resting safely under the watchful eyes of winemaking teams all over the Valley. Throughout our sub-appellations, harvest of our 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards began in early October and continued through the first week of November. Small berry and cluster size combined with the long ripening season contributing to the development of dense, rich, beautiful Cabernets of exceptional quality and character.

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 12 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine’s flavors and tannins.

To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa’s finest winegrowing regions, including Oakville, Oak Knoll, Yountville, Suscol Ridge, Chiles Valley, Pope Valley and Capell Valley. By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Alcohol: 13.7%
TA: 5.52
pH: 3.73

Napa Valley native and winemaker, Tony Coltrin, brings more than 45 years of winemaking experience to Oberon, with expertise in sourcing quality fruit from the best vineyards in the valley and understanding the region's uniqueness for growing classic Bordeaux varieties. His long-standing relationships with local growers ensure a consistency in the quality of the grapes grown in premier Napa sub-appellations for Oberon.

Tasting Notes

During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Petite Sirah to enhance the Cabernet’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all leading to a lingering and delightful finish.

The 2021 vintage was a near-perfect growing season with cool weather through July into early August. We then saw ideal warm weather conditions until the last fruit was resting safely under the watchful eyes of winemaking teams all over the Valley. Throughout our sub-appellations, harvest of our 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards began in early October and continued through the first week of November. Small berry and cluster size combined with the long ripening season contributing to the development of dense, rich, beautiful Cabernets of exceptional quality and character.

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 12 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine’s flavors and tannins.

To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa’s finest winegrowing regions, including Oakville, Oak Knoll, Yountville, Suscol Ridge, Chiles Valley, Pope Valley and Capell Valley. By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Alcohol: 13.7%
TA: 5.52
pH: 3.73

By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Tasting Notes

During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Petite Verdot and Zinfandel, to enhance the Cabernet’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all leading to a lingering and delightful finish.

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 13 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine’s flavors and tannins. During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Petite Verdot and Zinfandel, to enhance the Cabernet’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all leading to a lingering and delightful finish.

To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa’s finest winegrowing regions, including Oakville, St. Helena, Oak Knoll, Yountville, Chiles Valley, Pope Valley and Capell Valley.  By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Alcohol: 13.73%
TA: 5.75
pH: 3.72

By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Tasting Notes

During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Petite Verdot and Zinfandel, to enhance the Cabernet’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all leading to a lingering and delightful finish.

The 2019 vintage was a near-perfect growing season with cool weather through July into early August.  We then saw ideal warm weather conditions until the last fruit was resting safely under the watchful eyes of winemaking teams all over the Valley.  Throughout our sub-appellations, harvest of our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards began in late October and continued through the first week of November, with the long ripening season contributing to the development of beautiful fruit flavors.

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration.  Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 13 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine’s flavors and tannins.  During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Petite Verdot and Zinfandel, to enhance the Cabernet’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all leading to a lingering and delightful finish.

To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa’s finest winegrowing regions, including Oakville, St. Helena, Oak Knoll, Yountville, Chiles Valley, Pope Valley and Capell Valley.  By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Blend:  92.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.6% other blending varietals Alcohol: 13.7% TA: 5.37 g/L pH:  3.70

By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Tasting Notes

During blending, Tony looks to other complimentary varieties to help express Oberon Cabernet’s lovely flavor and texture. With a kiss of Syrah, a dash of Zinfandel he helped to create Oberon’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry and spices. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate create a lingering and delightful finish.

The 2018 vintage was a wonderful reminder of just how special and ideal a Harvest in Napa Valley can be. The near-perfect growing season started later than previous years and saw ideal weather conditions until the last fruit was resting safely under the watchful eyes of winemaking teams all over the Valley. The challenging heat and drizzly summer days of the 2017 growing season became just a memory as the beautifully set clusters of 2018 fruit ripened evenly in the cool mornings and warm afternoons. The 2018 Vintage saw us harvest our Cabernet vineyards throughout our sub-appellations beginning in mid-September and continuing through the end of October.

After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 13 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine’s flavors and tannins. During blending, Tony looks to other complimentary varieties to help express Oberon Cabernet’s lovely flavor and texture. With a kiss of Syrah, a dash of Zinfandel he helped to create Oberon’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry and spices. A hint of coffee and 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, St. Helena, Oak Knoll, Yountville, Chiles Valley, Pope Valley and Capell Valley. By layering fruit from Napa’s sparse volcanic 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.

Blend:  92.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.3% other blending varietals Alcohol: 13.7% TA: 5.63 g/L pH:  3.65

  • 2023-06-01

    91

    points

    Tasting Panel, June 2023

    "This is a very versatile take on Cabernet that is sufficiently soft to prove very enjoyable for cocktail-style sipping before dinner but with enough flavor and tannic backbone to hang in with a steak at the table. A bit of sweetness on top of the fruit’s natural ripeness buffers the tannins for the sipping side of that equation, yet there’s enough blackberry and Bing cherry flavor to power through the charring on the steak. This is a Cabernet that holds out multiple aspects, and one or two of them will manage to appeal to almost everyone. That’s no small feat.  "

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  • 2023-05-01

    89

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, May 2023

    "A strong menthol character defines this medium-bodied and moderately tannic wine from its basil-like aroma to mint and bay leaf nuances amid the toasty oak and black cherries on the palate. It's well structured and attractive in an unconventional way."

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  • 2023-05-01

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    Impact, May 2023

    "2022 Impact Hot Prospects Award "

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  • 2023-02-12

    90

    points

    Wilfred Wong, February 2023

    "The 2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon is nicely built and persistent on the palate...Shows aromas and flavors of red and black fruits. Enjoy it with a pan fried skirt steak"

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  • 2022-08-01

    91

    Points

    The Tasting Panel, August 2022

    "Spiced cedar, Luxardo cherry and a warming of cinnamon create an appealing mouthfeel and flavor profile. A touch of tilled earth, sweet tobacco and mulling spices fit well into this balanced red. "

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  • 20220203

    90

    points

    Wilfred Wong, February 2022

    "The 2019 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and lively. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers aromas and flavors of red currants that stay on the palate and into the finish. Try it with grilled lamb chops. "

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  • 2022-03-01

    91

    Points

    The Tasting Panel, March 2022

    "Ripe, spiced blackberries are framed by espresso and cigar leaf. A dynamic, big-hearted red, woodsy, and plush."

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  • 2021-05-01

    90

    Points

    Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

    "This wine represents tremendous value for the price...it has a velvety plushness to the texture and balanced tannins, the dark baked fruit adding richness."

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  • 2020-09-01

    91

    Points

    Tasting Panel, September 2020

    "Fresh plum nose, deeply colored; fresh, smooth and juicy with generous plum and ripe berry fruit, long and friendly."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2022 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County – Gold Medal, Sunset Int’l Wine Competition – Shelftalker

2022 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County – Gold Medal, Sunset Int’l Wine Competition – Sell Sheet

2022 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County – Tasting Note

2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Impact Hot Prospects Award 2022 – Shelftalker PDF

2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points, Tasting Panel – Shelftalker

2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points, Wilfred Wong – Shelftalker

2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 points, Wine Enthusiast – Shelftalker

2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Tasting Note

2020 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points, Tasting Panel – Shelftalker

2020 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Tasting Note

Oberon Family – Beauty – New Packaging

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Beauty – New Packaging

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Charcuterie Beauty – New Packaging

2019 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points, Tasting Panel – Shelftalker

2018 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points, Wine Enthusiast – Shelftalker

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Non-Vintage – Bottle – New Label

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Label – New

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Non-Vintage – Old Label – Bottle

2019 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Tasting Note

2018 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points, Tasting Panel – Shelftalker

2018 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points, Tasting Panel – Sell Sheet

2018 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Tasting Note