2008-Napa Premier Auction Barrel Lot, Oberon Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 Liter
Each winter the leading wine trade professionals gather in central Napa to taste the early barrel samples of the new vintage. Each producer also donates a barrel (240 bottles) of their best lot for a charity donation auction.
Michael Mondavi, son of the legendary Robert Mondavi, started his own wine enterprise after selling the family business years ago. With the assistance of his son, Robbie, as the winemaker, he picked some of his favorite vineyard site to create a new genre of optimized rather than maximized opulence wines. This first example of their vision attests to their talent, discipline and passion to add more dimensions to the traditional Napa Blockbuster model of Cabernet to render a more gourmet food friendly affinity. Only 60 Magnum bottles made.