Emblem Wines

Oso Vineyard Selection
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 118
Vintage

2009

Emblem Wines

Oso Vineyard Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Our Oso Vineyard grows on terraced volcanic slopes that face Howell Mountain and provide the hillside conditions that give mountain fruit its great concentration. A vibrancy is maintained in this single-vineyard Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon by the cool afternoon breezes that blow down the vineyard rows and mitigate the warm daytime temperatures. Our Oso Vineyard selection for Premiere Napa Valley develops lush, ripe berry flavors balanced by indulgent notes of chocolate, toffee and toasted vanilla, and a firm structure.


Aging Process

22 months of aging in French oak barrels (45% new), followed by 6 months aging in bottle.

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Rob Mondavi, Jr.

Winemaker, Emblem Wines

Winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr.

As a winemaker, I first consider myself as a wine drinker, asking what do I want to drink and what do my friends want to drink, and then I select the vineyards, fruit maturity and all winemaking decisions based on the desire to create mesmerizing wines for myself, friends and family.

Country born: United States

Education: A non-classic winemaking background at Santa Clara University, miscellaneous chemistry and winemaking courses, but best of all a lifetime of experience in the cellar and vineyards.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy encompasses the amazing roots my family has planted, yet roots are not enough. Finding new ways to create cutting-edge wines is key and it is important to go beyond the style of wines that my forefathers created. If not, I would be disappointed in myself for not stretching the limits, as I would not have embraced the heritage to excel that was provided by my family

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: It allowed us to source grapes for this selection solely from our Oso Vineyard, and to explore the true characteristics of this vineyard expressed in a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Coquerel Family Wine Estates 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 15
Emblem Wines 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oso Vineyard Selection 15
Paoletti Estates Winery 2009 Nero d'Avola Calistoga 15
Paraduxx 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley 15
Sterling Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Peterson Ranch 15
Storybook Mountain Vineyards/Seps Estate 2009 Zinfandel Calistoga Antaeus Reserve 15
Barlow Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 14
Hess Collection Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 14
Madonna Estate 2009 Pinot Noir Los Carneros Barrel Selection 14
Summers Estate Wines 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 14
William Hill Estate Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 14
Zahtila Vineyards 2008 Zinfandel Calistoga 14
Barlow Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 13
NARSAI DAVID ESTATES 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cuvee Venus 13
O'Brien Estate 2007 Red Wine Napa Valley Temptation 13
William Hill Estate Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 13
Zahtila Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 13
Barlow Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Hillside Selection 10
Zahtila Vineyards 2004 Zinfandel Napa Valley Oat Hill Barrel Select 10
Domaine Chandon 2003 Pinot Noir Los Carneros 9
Long Meadow Ranch Winery 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 9
Bighorn Cellars 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Bill's Barrel Broken Rock Block 8
CE2V 2002 Sangiovese Napa Valley 8
Cosentino Winery 2002 Meritage Red Table Wine Napa Valley 8
Freemark Abbey 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Cabernet Bosche 8
Stonehedge Winery 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Shiraz 30% Atlas Peak Morpheus II 8
William Hill Estate Winery 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 8
Zahtila Vineyards 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Beckstoffer Vineyards, Georges III, Lot 1 8
Ardente Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Block 1 7
Charles Krug - Peter Mondavi Family 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 7
Frog's Leap 2002 Zinfandel Napa Valley Kidd Ranch 7
Sterling Vineyards 2001 Petit Verdot Calistoga 7
Zahtila Vineyards 2001 Zinfandel Napa Valley Oat Hill Estate 7
Buehler Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Terrace 6
Goosecross Cellars 2000 Zinfandel Yountville State Lane Tiedemann Ranch 6
Howell Mountain Vineyards 2000 Zinfandel Howell Mountain Top of Napa 6
Helena View Johnston Vineyards 1999 Red Table Wine Napa Valley 5
Larkmead Vineyards 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Old Vine Selection 5
Burgess Cellars 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Grown 4
Quail Ridge Cellars and Vineyards 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (25%) Napa Valley 4
Larkmead Vineyards 1997 Merlot (100%) Napa Valley Estate Single Block 3
Rombauer Vineyards 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Diamond Selection 2
Schramsberg Vineyards 1993 Napa Valley Champagne Napa Valley Reserve 2
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