Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa County, California

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 classicBordeaux 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.

Alcohol: 13.7%
TA: 5.52
pH: 3.73

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.

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.

Alcohol: 13.73%
TA: 5.75
pH: 3.72

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Over 40 Years of Napa Winemaking Roots… Napa Valley native and winemaker, Tony Coltrin, brings more than 40 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

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 14 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 Merlot 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.

From record-breaking heat to drizzly summer days,the 2017growing season was challenging for winemakers.Throughout the valley, temperatures sored well over 100 degrees for multiple days in late August and early September. This,coupled with hot winds and temperatures in the 90’s in early October, caused a flurry of activity in the vineyards and wineries. The 2017 Vintage saw us harvest our Cabernet vineyards throughout our sub-appellations beginning in mid-September through mid-October. We count ourselves very lucky to have safely harvested our fruit well beyond affected fire areas.

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 14 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 Merlot 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.

Blend:  94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% other blending varietals Alcohol: 13.7% TA: 5.79 g/L pH:  3.77

To create Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from throughout Napa’s finest winegrowing regions, including Oakville, Oak Knoll, Yountville, Chiles Valley and CapellValley.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.

  • 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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  • 91

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 92

    points

    , January 2020

    "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is soft, open-knit and ready to go. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, new leather, licorice and dried flowers all grace this pliant, wonderfully expressive Cabernet from Oberon. The 2017 is very nicely done.” Drink 2019 – 2027"

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2021 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Tasting Note

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

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

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

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Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Label – New

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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

2017 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon Vinous 92 Point Shelf Talker

2017 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon Vinous 92 Point Sell Sheet

2017 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon – Tasting Note