Our 2014 Los Carneros Chardonnay showcases balanced fruit, lingering acidity and rich
flavors and aromas of caramelized white pear, fresh Fuji and Golden Delicious apple, apple
blossoms and torched crème bruleé.

Growing Conditions

Napa Valley native and winemaker, Tony Coltrin, brings more than 40 years of winemaking
experience to Oberon, with expertise in sourcing quality fruit from the best vineyards in the
valley and understanding the region’s uniqueness for growing classic Bordeaux varieties. His
long-standing relationships with local growers ensure a consistency in the quality of the grapes
grown in premier Napa Valley sub-appellations for Oberon.

Despite the lack of rain during the spring, Napa Valley had an excellent growing season and
harvest provided an abundance of quality grapes. From spring bud break, through flowering,
fruit set, and ripening, conditions were ideal. A consistent stretch of warm summer weather,
with a few large heat spikes and plenty of cool and foggy nights, ripened grapes to perfection.

Our Oberon Chardonnay grapes are sourced from vineyards located within the sub-appellation
of Los Carneros. Highly influenced by the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, Los Carneros
provides the perfect combination of summer fog, warm days, cool nights and a long growing
season which make it an ideal location for growing our Chardonnay grapes.


Our Chardonnay grapes were harvested on October 2, 2014.


Thanks to a wonderful growing season which provided perfectly ripened grapes, Tony Coltrin
was able to make an expressive, approachable and fruit forward Chardonnay. Having undergone
malolactic fermentation and the wine spent just 9 months sur lie aging in 45% new French oak.