2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
This limited-production wine represents the finest lots of the vintage from the Reserve Block of the Groth family‘s Oakville Estate in the heart of Napa Valley.
Napa Green Certified
93 pts, Wine Spectator
Vineyard: The Reserve Vineyard, a 28-acre band of the Groth Oakville Estate, has a disproportionately high amount of chert, a hard and compact sedimentary rock. This site’s unique soil profile and ideal climate provide the ultimate expression of Oakville — elegant and age-worthy wines from the most remarkable winegrowing region in Napa Valley.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The dense deep purple color hints at the intensity in this wine. Aromas of sweet vanilla and pie spice layered over black cherries dominate the nose, accompanied by cassis, red plum and a savory touch of sarsaparilla root. The round, rich entry builds quickly to a full structured mouthfeel with consistent acidity. There is a clean, elegant progression of ripe black cherry, black currant, and juicy dark plum, finishing with clove and vanilla, a hint of marzipan and a trickle of cherry juice. The big structure of this wine should have it drinking well into 2040 or beyond.
— Cameron Parry, Director of Winegrowing
Pairing Suggestion: A well-marbled rib-eye simply seasoned and grilled over a wood fire should be a near-perfect companion for this big red wine. If meat isn’t for you, this wine will also pair beautifully with a rich wild mushroom risotto.
- Sourced exclusively from Groth’s sustainably farmed Oakville Estate in the heart of Napa Valley
- 91.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot
- Blending: The Cabernet Sauvignon from our Reserve Block was harvested in nine separate lots. From those, fractions of each lot were selected for the final blend.
- Aging: Aged 25 months in 100% new French oak barrels
A case of Reserve Cabernet = 6 bottles