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To create Oberon Merlot, Napa Valley native and winemaker Tony Coltrin sourced grapes from Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville district. The deeper alluvial soils along with the perfect balance of cool mornings and warm afternoons make this are the perfect location for growing Bordeaux varietals. Tony sources Syrah from Dry Creek Valley and Zinfandel from Middletown specifically for this blend as they marry beautifully with this Merlot and bring out the rich character of this delicious expressive Oakville fruit. To naturally soften tannins and enhance varietal complexity, Tony allowed the grapes to undergo extended maceration. He then pressed the wine and transferred it to French oak barrels (45% new oak) to undergo a long malolactic fermentation for roundness and depth. Using Syrah and Zinfandel as blenders, adds a dark velvety feel to the lush berry flavor profile of the Merlot. Dense black fruit aromas are followed by blueberry and chocolate flavors, and supple tannins on the palate. Blend: 87.3% Merlot, 9.7% Syrah, 3% Zinfandel

  • Year: 2016
  • Alcohol Percent: 13.9%
  • Producer: Oberon
  • Dominant Varietal: Merlot
88 Points
Wine Spectator
"Loamy tasting, with smoky accents to the red currant, roasted plum and dried berry flavors. Mocha and spice details show on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 5,400 cases made."

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Item #23393

Oberon Merlot Napa Valley 2016 750ml

country: California/region: Napa Valley

Availability: In stock

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