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2009 Oberon Merlot "Napa Valley"

Oberon 2009 Merlot

Winery: Oberon

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot, 12% Syrah & 3% Muscat

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 2,200

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 17, 2011

Wine Review: This is a big styled Merlot and would appeal to readers who like Aussie Shiraz. It is opaque and deep onyx colored and opens with a mild ripe blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild black currant with notes of gentle blackberry and black olive. I also detected a touch of oak as well. The finish is dry, tingly, and its sticky dusty young oak tannins linger for quite some time. This wine is still developing and needs some air and fat in the near term. I would decant its and serve it with a messy rack of ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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