Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve 2006

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The 2006 Reserve Cabernet shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our...

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Quite good with supreme intensity, pure fruit and good structure. Touches of minerals on the finish. A good wine at no mistake but I'm not ready ... Read more

Very nice, elegant bottle. Needs a bit to open up but very nice notes of fresh cherry and blackberry. The structure of this bottle is silky smooth. Read more

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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3.50 5
04/11/2012

Quite good with supreme intensity, pure fruit and good structure. Touches of minerals on the finish. A good wine at no mistake but I'm not ready to nice its worth the hefty price tag.


Snooth User: rar8888
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4.50 5
04/21/2010

Very nice, elegant bottle. Needs a bit to open up but very nice notes of fresh cherry and blackberry. The structure of this bottle is silky smooth.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
02/02/2011

- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: JSRyan
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4.50 5
02/17/2011

Dark fruit and sage with notes of mineral and currant....Supple tannins feed a long, structured finish. Enjoyed with herb braised lamb. Outstanding!


Snooth User: TXEagle
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5.00 5
09/27/2009

This is among our favorite cabs. We discovered it when a restaurant didn't have the wine we ordered, and the sommelier suggested this. I'm glad he did - this became an instant favorite.


Snooth User: JimmysPhoto
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5.00 5
01/30/2010

An amazing, big-full-fruit Cab.


External Reviews for Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve

External Review
12/11/2009

Pure, rich and focused, full-bodied and concentrated, showing firm black cherry and blackberry fruit, with black olive, sage, dusty earth and mineral hints. Gains depth and complexity, with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 1,50... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


External Review
12/11/2009

Packed with red and black currant flavors, this wine has the cool, refreshing feel of the forest. Tannins frame the berry fruit, providing contrast in umami flavors of wood-ear mushrooms, both tannins and fruit lasting in a finely structured, luxurio... Wine & Spirits. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
07/13/2010

All of the Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Reserve block here at the home ranch. In these vineyards, the grapes are pre-veraison cluster thinning followed by two post-veraison cluster thinnings. Once harvested the grape clusters are hand sorted and de-stemmed without crushing. The berries then go through a second sort to make sure only the best goes into the fermenters. A dedicated, gravity-flow, dual-level barrel cellar was built for the Reserve Cabernet. The wine was aged for 24 months, in 100% new French oak barrels and blended with 14% Merlot from our Oakville Estate vineyard. The 2006 Reserve Cabernet shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet. The wine has been bottled as is no fining or filtration needed!


External Review
02/02/2010

90 points - Wine Enthusiast "Young now, marked by hard tannins that accentuate the acidity,. The flavors are forward and jammy, suggesting blackberries, cherries, orange zest and sweet, smoky cedar wood. Rough-hewn now, with an angular feeling, but should develop softness and roundness after 2012." (03/10) From the winery "The 2006 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. Patience during bottle aging will reward the steward with an outstanding bottle over the next 10 to 15 years."


External Review
11/26/2009

WS: 95 Points


External Review
05/18/2010

Pure, rich and focused, full-bodied and concentrated, showing firm black cherry and blackberry fruit, with black olive, sage, dusty earth and mineral hints. Gains depth and complexity, with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 1,500 cases made. -JL ** Arriving October 2009 **


External Review
05/18/2010

Tightly wound, firmly tannic, full-bodied and dense. Chewy and extracted, this is a touch rustic and cedary, but also deep, complex and concentrated. Needs time. Best from 2010 through 2017. 19,000 cases made. -JL


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Reserve Cabernet shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet. The wine has been bottled “as is” – no fining or filtration needed!

The 2006 Reserve Cabernet shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet. The wine has been bottled “as is” – no fining or filtration needed!

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