Tasting Notes and Description
Tasting Notes For Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
From record-breaking heat to drizzly summer days,the 2018 growing 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 2018 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.
|Country/Region||Napa Valley, California|
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