Oakville Cabernet Collection 2011-2013
Oakville Cabernet Collection 2011-2013
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The Groth family has been making Cabernet Sauvignon at our Oakville Estate in the heart of Napa Valley since 1981. Each growing season, the Groth winemaking team sets out to make a wine that truly represents the vintage and the unique character of the Oakville appellation. Enjoyable upon release, these wines also have the structure to age a decade or more, making them a pleasure to revisit with extended cellaring.

This library vertical, which includes a wooden box for storage, spans three vintages. The set includes two bottles each of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Oakville Cabernets. These wines have been stored in optimal conditions and are ready to be enjoyed as a reflection of the influence Mother Nature has on each growing season.

VINTAGE 2011

- Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Merlot 12%

- Growing Season: Spring rains reduced crop yields, which progressed to a cool growing season crowned by warm dry days in September and October.

- Wine Note: The long warm late-summer days resulted in a wine with wonderful bouquet of spicy, leathery, earthy complexity with nuances of red and black fruits. In the mouth resolved, mature tannins support a nice mélange of sweet red fruit and velvety tannin.

- Serving Suggestions: This wine will drink great with a big juicy pork chop, or with a rich wild mushroom risotto.

VINTAGE 2012

- Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Merlot 12%

- Growing Season: Beautiful Spring, Summer and Fall weather highlighted the growing season. Winegrowers were able to sit back and allow Mother Nature to strut her stuff — and strut she did.

- Wine Note: The spectacular season created a wine with big, full, rich aroma of black stone fruit, coffee, mocha and black licorice. Rich, supple black fruit sweetness on the tongue is followed by a long finish of mellowed tannin.

- Serving Suggestions: Grill up a bone-in rib eye dusted with sea salt and freshly ground pepper to have with the 2012 vintage. For a casual option pair this wine with a Margherita pizza.

VINTAGE 2013

- Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 20%

- Growing Season: Early bud break was followed by exceptional weather that continued through the entire growing season. This was as relaxed a vintage as you can get.

- Wine Note: The relaxed season gave us a wine with a rambunctious nose of spicy plum and black cherry complemented by wonderful integration of French oak. Full, rich, extracted black stone fruit flavors on a big broad chalky, mature tannin foundation exemplifying this stellar vintage.

- Serving Suggestions: Enjoy the 2013 vintage with a warm bowl of classic beef stew. A vegetarian cassoulet would also make a perfect match.