Winery: Groth Vineyards & Winery
Region: California - Napa Valley - Oakville
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon)
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Mature and hard cheese, Chicken
Reviews: 92 Points James Suckling, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
Winemaker Notes & Critical Acclaim:
The 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, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. 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. - Winemaker Note
Complex aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries with hints of stones and pine needles follow through to a full body, firm and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to come together. - James Suckling
Blended with 20% Merlot, this is a finely made wine that pleases in its granular texture and bright acidity. Sinewy in feel, it has fleshy aspects of red cherry and cassis that are complemented by a cradling of vanilla oak. Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast
About The Producer:
Groth Vineyards and Winery are located in the Oakville sub-appellation of Napa Valley, California. It is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines but produces Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc as well.
Dennis and Judy Groth bought the 50-hectare (120-acre) property in Oakville in 1981, and another 18ha (44 acres) south of Yountville a year later. The Oakville property, in particular, is considered prime real estate – it is bordered by Plumpjack, Screaming Eagle and Silver Oak.
In the vineyards, Groth uses cover crops to establish a healthy insect population and preserve soil moisture, an important consideration in California's dry environment. Since 1996, some 90 percent of the vineyards have been replanted to match each soil type with its most suitable clone and rootstock.
Both the generic and reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are sourced from the Oakville property and are full-bodied and true to the appellation. The Groth Chardonnay comes from the Yountville property, and a Sauvignon Blanc is produced from fruit purchased from around the valley. Groth's wines are distributed across the United States and are available at the winery, which is known for its distinctive California Mission-styled architecture.
Dennis Groth is actively involved in the Napa Valley wine community and has served as president of the Napa Valley Vintners. Groth continues to be family-owned and operated today.
der in second and third fill barrels. In the very best vintages, a small selection of the oldest vines fruit from the best sites is bottled separately as Aalto PS (Pagos Selectionados). This wine is aged entirely in new French oak and sees an additional four months of elevage.