The Oberon Sauvignon Blanc is distinctive in style because its fruit is sourced from both the Pope Valley and Carneros Appellations of Napa Valley. This combination of multi-terroir fruit and distinctively different micro climates marries bright natural acidity with layered fresh flavors of green apple, tart kiwi, pear and melon.
Our vineyard, with its stony, volcanic terroir, sits atop Atlas Peakat an elevation between 1,270 to 1,350 feet and is located at the edge of a steep canyon which overlooksthe town of Oakville. The site, which was purchased and planted in 1999by the Michael Mondavi Familyis predominantlycomprised of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clone Four variety grafted on 110R Rootstock.
The deep crimson 2011 Animo Cabernet Sauvignon boasts beautiful red cherry aromas, layers of dark fruit flavors framed with sculpted mountain tannins, and a long finish with nuances of coffee and vanilla.
Like a mouth watering black cobbler – the wonderful rich toastyness of the crust with the warm juiciness of blackberry and deep black cherry – this Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful rounded mouth-feel and rich complex flavors. On the finish, the vibrant berry flavors mingle with spice, a hint of coffee and dark chocolate.
Swirling the glass offers up dizzying aromas of freshly picked berries and mom’s delights roasting in the kitchen: blackberries, cherry pie, pepper, tobacco and bacon. The skillful addition of new wood is expressed in the subtle nuance of vanilla and smoke. A velvety pillow greets the palate, followed by luscious blackberries, balanced acidity and sturdy yet refined tannins that linger alongside pleasing notes of berry and crispy bacon.
Delicately pink in hue with a light body, our 2018 Rosé offers fresharomatics with hints of Honeydewand Ambrosia melon complemented bywhite peach and followed by balanced acidity giving way to a clean, crisp finish.