Me Thought I Was Enamoured of an Ass

Staining ruby with opaque edges.  Big, tarry, smoke-ridden eucalyptus with extreme vegetal and cassis visible.  Good shot of alcohol.  Wet bark and tin-foil.

Had been wanting to try this 25$ Michael Mondavi Napa Valley Cab project for some time and when I saw a lone 2009 on the shelf, I couldn’t resist.  Was surprised upon capsule-cutting to find a plastic cork.  Unfortunately, I judged it a little bit right there.

In the mouth, moderate, peppery, bath-water fruit completely over-powered by flinty tannin and an alcohol bite–and still that tarry note, which heads in a miserably bitter direction.  Surprisingly, label states 13-7.  The whole package reeks of lab-work and manipulation.

2009 OBERON Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 13.7


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