Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon
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Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon - 2018

Item # 14144 750mL
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Red
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USA
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Tasting Notes

Formerly available only in restaurants, this Napa Cabernet is made by Michael Mondavi, with most of the fruit coming from the Stags Leap District. It shows rich, spicy cassis notes and a velvety finish. This is just the thing for grilled meats and roasts.


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Staff Pick Notes

Finding a Cabernet Sauvignon "value" in the high rent Napa County AVA is becoming increasingly difficult. Oberon is one of our best deals from this increasingly expensive area. It is also a Michael Mondavi wine, whose fans know the rich style and crowd pleasing flavors his brands are known for. This wine is smooth and beautiful. Its black fruit and multitude of berries in its aromas and flavors should make it an excellent match with an oven-baked pork tenderloin. Drink now.

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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