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Groth Vineyards and Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2017

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight and citrussy on the nose with a very faint blade of grass edge of herbaceousness. Bright and sapid on entry, this sort of dissolved away into a sea of softness in the mouth. There’s not much here here as this straddles the line between fruit and vegetal notes to the point that this ends up being dilute and rather anonymous. The finish is brief and lacks detail. This is a wine of texture, designed to be inoffensive and easy to drink. It is both, and not much more. 80pts

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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.

Editorial Reviews for Groth Vineyards and Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
1.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/03/2013

Tight and citrussy on the nose with a very faint blade of grass edge of herbaceousness. Bright and sapid on entry, this sort of dissolved away into a sea of softness in the mouth. There’s not much here here as this straddles the line between fruit and vegetal notes to the point that this ends up being dilute and rather anonymous. The finish is brief and lacks detail. This is a wine of texture, designed to be inoffensive and easy to drink. It is both, and not much more. 80pts


Member Reviews for Groth Vineyards and Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 09/03/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: jshimkin
321717460
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/06/2012

Mineral, melon, crisp. Excellent on a summer day.


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/13/2011

Immediately hot, with little to balance it out. A bit buttery and creamy. Hard to drink alone.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/07/2012

I liked this wine better than my wife. It was full of acidity and went very well with pasta.


Snooth User: rkoehl
132930529
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/06/2013

like it


Snooth User: rplaine1
62726133
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/29/2011

One of my favorites. My dad brings almost 20 bottles with us on our 3-week vacation to Aruba every year. Tastes great with fresh fish!


Snooth User: TimmySki
91691721
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/18/2011

Two and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Groth Vineyards and Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 05/10/2018

Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker ** Only 3 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 02/15/2018

Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 09/22/2016

Vintage: 2015 was yet another in a line of great vintages. In terms of vintage character, it was largely defined by how early it was. Due to a very mild winter, bud break happened several weeks earlier than average which led to an early harvest: we were done before the end of September. The weather was very moderate during the majority of the growing season with a series of heat spikes post-veraison. That late season heat really got the flavors moving, pushing everything to nice full ripeness. We saw generally lighter yields in 2015, but that was no surprise after three large vintages. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker Harvest: Our Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc (82%) and Semillon (18%) was whole-cluster pressed which gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is rather versatile; working well with a variety of dishes from delicate sole to herb roasted chicken- all paired with good company. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 04/20/2016

Vintage: Warm, steady, and stable best sums up the 2014 vintage. Warm spring rains, setting everything up for a near ideal growing season. Summer and the vine growth progressed very smoothly, with no notable heat spikes or really any worrisome weather at all. In fact, the weather during the critical period of ripening following veraison was ridiculously stable. For about a six-week stretch we saw a high around 85° F and a low around 55° F, perfect conditions! All this wonderful weather meant that the grapes ripened in a very predictable fashion, allowing us to target optimal ripeness, with wonderful pacing of the harvest; we never had our hand forced by Mother Nature. The results of all this great weather are wines that show the richness and ripeness of the season while retaining the purity of fruit character, a crisp freshness, and lovely depth. Along with 2012 and 2013, this vintage makes for quite the trifecta! - Michael Weis, Director of Winemaking Harvest: Our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. Winemaking: All of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon was whole cluster pressed. Whole cluster pressing gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, 80% of the juice was moved to small neutral oak barrels where it was put through a long, cool fermentation. Within three weeks, the wine fermented to dryness and the wines were allowed to age "sur lie" for a total of five months in the small neutral oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to preserve the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable. Menu suggestion: Lighter fare such as scallops and stone fruit salads along with warm summer evenings always pair beautifully with this classic Sauvignon Blanc. - Cameron Parry, Winemaker


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 12/11/2014

Our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler Napa Valley fruit provides a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/08/2014

Groth’s Sauvignon Blanc is vintage-driven. The 2012, from a cool year, has a lusciousness from lees contact and oak, along with pleasant citrus and tropical fruit flavors. A stubbornly unripe green note distracts.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/04/2012

Crisp and full with flavors of melon and citrus both on the nose and palate.


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