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Groth Cabernet Oakville Sauvignon Reserve 2018 750ml

SKU: 210000052212 ISBN:

There's a long echo of iron and savory through the finish as the fruit lingers, leaving a mouthwatering feel_read more

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Wine Information:

Country: United States

Region: Oakville

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Appellation: Napa Valley

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

 

Purple-ruby in color, this wine is dark and rich even to the eye. A plethora of aromatics greet you from the glass, beginning with blueberry and black currant, and leading to cinnamon, mocha, lavender and clove. The final aromatics to reveal themselves are cigar box and wet gravel. When tasting the wine, the first impression is the fine tannin and balanced acid, which then leads to boysenberry, blackberry and ripe plum skin. The finish is seamless and smooth — the hallmark of a Groth Reserve Cabernet.

Blend: 99.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, .2% Merlot

96 Points Wine Spectator: This has the vivid, driven cassis, boysenberry and blackberry fruit of the vintage, but it's well-harnessed, with streaks of racy anise, alder and sweet bay leaf providing focus and precision. There's a long echo of iron and savory through the finish as the fruit lingers, leaving a mouthwatering feel. Understated in style compared with its colleagues, but no less complex. Best from 2022 through 2038.

94 Points James Suckling: Aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberries, plums, earth, lavender and bark. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Balanced and juicy with a caressing texture and a bright core of spiced fruit. Elegant. Drink from 2023.