Groth Vineyards & Winery
Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned winery producing Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon for the past 30 years. Groth began as, and continues to be 100% family owned, operated, and managed by the Groth family: Dennis, Judy and their children. Groth maintains an “Insectary” which is located to the side of the actual winery. Over 40 different species of plants were selectively chosen based on each plant’s ability to attract beneficial insects which then act as natural predators to the harmful insects within the actual vineyards. Groth specializes in estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – and based on their excellent reputation for these red wines, some people are not even aware that they do produce white wines.
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2011
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor.
Lively acidity and bright fruit from entry to finish. While showcasing the fruit, this inspired wine does not showcase huge tannins. Rather, this valley floor produced fruit shows tannins that are well managed and complement food. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine. The finish is long and clean. This wine will age very well.
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Napa Valley’s diverse, well-drained soils, sun-drenched summers and cool, dry falls make much of Napa Valley a superior place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. All wine grapes are finicky in their own quirky ways, and minute differences can be the reason between good wines and great ones. When it comes to growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville isn’t too hot; it isn’t too cold. It’s just right. That’s why Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville so perfectly expresses the essential qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon in deep, complex wines with the structural integrity of acid and tannin that preserves the best wines for decades.