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Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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On the cool side of classical, this wine presents the cedar and dill scents of a lean cabernet, as well as the gravelly texture of the tannins that makes the variety so expressive. It shifts moods as it develops with air, first youthfully green, then warmer with purple fruit and tree bark-like spice. Overall tight and restrained, this will evolve well over the next several years. It grows at Groth’s Reserve block, 27 acres of cabernet on the Oakville Crossroads, replanted in 1999 and 2001.

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Groth Vineyards & Winery:
Groth Vineyards is located in the Oakville Appellation in Napa Valley. Browse our site to learn more about our winery, and wines. You can schedule a tour & tasting, join our wine club, and buy wine directly through our Web site. We are looking forward to sharing our exceptional wines and hosting you at our estate winery.

External Reviews for Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

On the cool side of classical, this wine presents the cedar and dill scents of a lean cabernet, as well as the gravelly texture of the tannins that makes the variety so expressive. It shifts moods as it develops with air, first youthfully green, then warmer with purple fruit and tree bark-like spice. Overall tight and restrained, this will evolve well over the next several years. It grows at Groth’s Reserve block, 27 acres of cabernet on the Oakville Crossroads, replanted in 1999 and 2001.


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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Bright medium ruby. Tight, high-pitched aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, minerals and musky tobacco. Densely packed and deep, offering compelling creamy sweetness to its flavors of black fruits, licorice and cocoa powder. This tactile, seriously concentrated wine really saturates the mouth on the back end, finishing with broad tannins, plenty of sweet oak and excellent persistence. Carries its 14.9% alcohol gracefully.


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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

If you don’t cellar this Cab, you’ll miss out on what it has to offer. It is a dry, deeply flavored, superbly structured wine, rich in tannins, with brooding depths of flavors ranging from black currants, cassis and licorice to hints of dried herbs and sweet, toasty cedar wood. The alcohol is on the high side, in the modern Napa style, but the wine wears its heat well. Start drinking it after 2018.


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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Dense with rich, gripping tannins, this is slow to unfold but as it does it reveals a well-structured mix of dried dark berry, roasted herb, espresso and mocha. Gains depth and chewy tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2028.


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

A dark purple core with ruby tones at the rim. Enticing notes of raspberry currant and cassis mixed with licorice toasted spice and vanilla. The palate is medium to full bodied and shares flavors of cherry black pepper tree bark and cinnamon leading to a mouthful of acidity on the mid palate. There is plenty of structure to back this wine and ample amount of tannins to please even the most robust cabernet drinker. Give this another 2-4 years in bottle and watch it evolve over the next 10-15 years. Jeff Loo.



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