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Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2008
The 2008 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. Menu suggestion: “A slab and a Cab”, Dennis Groth recommends you drink his Cabernet Sauvignon with steak.
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Editorial Reviews for Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
Quite complex on the nose with plenty of savory oak-derived spice but one also finds insinuations of herbs, fudge, espresso, and truffle notes embedded in dark, plummy fruit. This is crisp and seamless on entry, though a paradox of freshness and very ripe fruit flavors. The oak is well integrated, not nearly as prevalent as on the nose forming a backdrop for the dried plummy fruit that does see some red cherry, red currant shadings emerge with air. The tannins are well measured, adding a touch of volume yet remaining mostly discreet right through finish, which does show plenty of oak toast-derived nuances as well as red berry fruit leading to a touch of heat and sweetness on the finale. 91pts
Very well balanced and restrained cab from Oakville. Really nice dark fruits, dried plum, a touch of leather, fine grained tannins and medium acidity. This has a nice long finish that paints the back of the tongue with dark crushed cherries.
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2020 (based on 5 user opinions) Community Tasting Notes (average 90.4 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 78 notes) - Tasted by Pluecht on 10/7/2012 & rated 90 points: Medium body, dark blackberry, vanilla, new oak, smooth tannins, I believe it will continue to age gracefully for then next few years. (664 views) Tasted by edarrincox on 10/7/2012 & rated 92 points: Great Cab. Dark fruit, smooth tannins, nice finish. (688 views) Tasted by yofog on 9/13/2012 & rated 88 points: A bit baked on the nose, hot on the palate. I don't think it was mishandled, just not an impressive wine at that price. (1239 views) Tasted by JustOneMore on 9/7/2012 & rated 91 points: Drinks well now. Plenty of dark fruit and lighter tannins. Some vanilla or oak may be present, but not a whole lot. Also not terribly complex, but very good. I don't know how well this will age. The tannins and alcohol are in balance, but not blockbusters, and in several years may be too muted and rate a lower score. I'd make this my go-to bottle only for the next few years. (1239 views) Tasted by Yack Man on 8/15/2012 & rated 90 points: I like this Cab. My thoughts have not changed on this wine. Patience will be rewarded, but drinking very nicely right now. (2076 views) Tasted by Yack Man on 6/24/2012 & rated 90 points: Winner! Give it time to evolve in your cellar, or decant and enjoy it now. I see another 1-2 points with a little time on the side. I have never tried the Reserve, but now I am curious and will have to try it. I would expect a bigger, full bodied, more concentrated, intense wine. (2944 views) Tasted by Anonymous on 6/20/2012 & rated 93 points: Smooth yet powerful cab with a balanced expression of fruit, oak and tannins. This is good now, but will probably benefit from some more cellaring also. (3007 views) Tasted by Yack Man on 6/15/2012 & rated 90 points: This is very nice vintage. It is polished, good structure with a youthful richness that needs to develop, BUT if decanted is very enjoyable right now. I can hardly wait to experience how this vintage will evolve. Clearly young but loaded with big potential 90++ (2998 views) Tasted by jriggleman on 6/3/2012 & rated 93 points: silky tannins with a nice ripe dark berry aroma, awesome Cab for the price!
Paired with a medium rare grilled steak I found this a nice compliment. Rich, full bodied, with a long finish to it. My regards to the vintner who did a masterful job with this wine which I highly recommend to accompany your meal or as a stand alone on a cool summer night along with some smooth jazz in the background. Salute!
External Reviews for Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
Dazzling. Easily the best Groth Cabernet in many years, dry, full-bodied and crazily rich in blackberries, cherries, tobacco and new oak. The ripe, sweet fruit is held in check by brisk acidity and firm tannins, resulting in an exciting tension. Beau... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Rustic, displaying a loamy, earthy streak that runs through a tight mix of graphite, dried currant and herbal sage notes. Full-bodied, ending with drying tannins. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Tighter and earthier than many '01 Napa Cabs, and not offering as much decadent enjoyment, although it's still a good wine. Full-bodied and oaky, with a touch of raisins.
Sweet scents of vanilla extract masterfully blended with black cherry and blackberry aromas. In the mouth flavors are lush, with gobs of fruit and a soft, supple texture typical of Cabernet grown in the Oakville district.
This is a big and lush Cabernet, with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The sweet vanilla character derived from 20 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.
Dark purple, almost black to the core and opaque in intensity. The nose displays spring flowers, charcoal, tilled earth and black fruit, bolstered by a touch of French oak spice. This delicious wine provides a smooth, lush palate with an attack of... Andy Frieden. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Winemaker Notes - This is a big and lush Cabernet, with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The sweet vanilla character derived from 20 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabs grown in the Oakville AVA. Patience during aging will reward the "steward"; with an outstanding bottle over the next 10 to 15 years. Menu suggestion: "A slab and a Cab", Dennis Groth recommends you drink his Cabernet Sauvignon with steak.