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Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML 2012
Sku: 01911
In 1981, Dennis and Judy Groth purchased 121 acres in Napa Valley's Oakville appellation ? prime Cabernet Sauvignon land. The wines gained immediate recognition and Robert Parker awarded the 198 ...more
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Oakville
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
Reg. $71.99
20% off - You pay $57.59
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Vinous 93 points - A dark, mysterious wine, Groth 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve possesses superb depth and delineation. Sweet herbs, cedar, tobacco and leather add nuance on a virile, imposing finish supported by beams of tannin. This big, rich Cabernet is going to require at least a few years in the cellar, but it is impressive, even at this early stage.  (Oct 2015)

James Suckling 95 points - This is very classy with mineral, black currant and spice character. Shows chili and Thai basil too. Full body, firm tannins and a bright and persistent finish. Extremely long and elegant. Best ever from here in years?  (Jul 2015)

Wine Spectator 91 points - There’s lots to admire in this firm, rich Cabernet, with blackberry and blueberry flavors and hints of lead pencil and graphite. The gritty, edgy tannins stand out. Drink now through 2028. 3,500 cases made. -JL  (Oct 31 2015)

Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Sourced from the producer’s Reserve Block and blended with 10% Merlot from its Hillview vineyard, this is classic Oakville Cabernet, velvety on the palate and spicy in cinnamon and clove on the nose. Blackberry, dried herb and baked cherry-plum pie all play a part in providing it with richness and complexity. Drink through 2022.  (Mar 2016)

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In 1981, Dennis and Judy Groth purchased 121 acres in Napa Valley's Oakville appellation ? prime Cabernet Sauvignon land. The wines gained immediate recognition and Robert Parker awarded the 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of California's first 100 point wine. The Groths have since purchased another 44 acres in the Hillview vineyard in Yountville. Making great wine takes dedication and experience. Vineyard manager, Ben Benson, joined Groth in 1982. His years of experience at the estate have helped him identify the ideal vines to plant in the each location, matching soil types to rootstock, to grape clone, to trellising. Michael Weis, winemaker since 1994, has more than three decades of experience with Oakville grapes and wines. In addition to their legendary Cabernets, Groth also produces consistently fine Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
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In 1981, Dennis and Judy Groth purchased 121 acres in Napa Valley's Oakville appellation ? prime Cabernet Sauvignon land. The wines gained immediate recognition and Robert Parker awarded the 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of California's first 100 point wine. The Groths have since purchased another 44 acres in the Hillview vineyard in Yountville. Making great wine takes dedication and experience. Vineyard manager, Ben Benson, joined Groth in 1982. His years of experience at the estate have helped him identify the ideal vines to plant in the each location, matching soil types to rootstock, to grape clone, to trellising. Michael Weis, winemaker since 1994, has more than three decades of experience with Oakville grapes and wines. In addition to their legendary Cabernets, Groth also produces consistently fine Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.