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Oberon Merlot Napa Valley 2019

$23

Delivers a brooding core framed by handsome currant, dried sage and mineral accents, which gather tension and structure toward well-buffed tannins. Best after 2022. 5,500 cases made.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 31, 2022

Summary

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Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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$23

Oberon Merlot Napa Valley 2019

Delivers a brooding core framed by handsome currant, dried sage and mineral accents, which gather tension and structure toward well-buffed tannins. Best after 2022. 5,500 cases made.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 31, 2022

Summary

Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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