Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

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Groth Vineyards was founded in Napa Valley in 1982 with the goal of making great cabernet sauvignon. It didn’t take long before the winery achieved that goal and became very popular:  Groth’s 1985 Reserve Cabernet was the first California wine to get 100 points from Robert Parker, an influential wine critic.  The popularity of their reserve cab was so high that for next several years, people lined up to buy their new vintage. 

 

 

Tasting Note

This Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor.  The texture of the wine is soft and supple, The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.

Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2012 Groth Cabernet shows off a beautiful dark cherry color in the glass with aroma notes of plums, dried cherries, and toasted hazelnuts. The mouthfeel is round and juicy with firm full tannins, rich fruit flavors of huckleberry and a dried cherry sweetness fade into the warm spicy finish with hints of blackberry.

This wine has received critical acclaim from many wine critics and earned the score of 90+ from most including James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast. James Suckling gave it 93 and said this wine is  “A balanced and beautiful red with chili, black currants and blackberry character. Full body, round and firm tannins and a long, long finish. A beautiful Groth. Drink or hold.”

The 2012 Groth Cabernet is sold for about $55 to $65.




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