Irresistible aromas of rose petals and blueberry cobbler
lead to ripe, supple silky tannins. Flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, and red plum are complimented by notes of black currant and licorice, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and spice – all culminating into a lingering and delicious finish.
To create Oberon Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Tony sourced grapes from several distinct vineyards within the region, including Santa Margherita Ranch, originally planted by the Mondavis, and San Juan Creek Ranch. A distinctive mountain-valley climate exists in the Santa Margarita Ranch, characterized by the adjacent steep mountain slopes of the Santa Lucia Range that drop dramatically down to the valley floor of the Salinas River, thus creating high diurnal temperature swings in the AVA for optimal sugar and flavor development. The striking landscape of the San Juan Creek Ranch has stunning land formations from the nearby San Juan Fault. Situated about 30 miles from the coast and within the Santa Lucia Coast Range rain shadow, it has a warm, continental climate that can get exceptionally hot in the summer, for a growing degree climate well suited to ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. Layering fruit from these distinct Paso Robles ranches provides for a wine with greater complexity and a more dynamic flavor profile.
After the grapes were gently harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks through malolactic fermentation. Twelve months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the flavors and tannins. During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Petite Sirah adding to this beautiful Cabernet’s richness of character.