2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
OPEN THE CELLAR PRE-SALE | August 25-27, 2020
Take advantage of first access to our 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon during our Open the Cellar Pre-Release in partnership with Napa Valley Vintners. Order three or more 750ml bottles, and receive included 3-day shipping when the wine is released in November.
The wine will ship on November 9 for arrival on November 12, providing plenty of time for it to rest for enjoyment at Thanksgiving dinner.
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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. The 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the elegant tannin structure that define our flagship Cabernet.
Napa Green Certified
93 pts, Wine Spectator
Vineyard: The Reserve Block, 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: Aromas of spiced cherries dominate the alluring nose, accompanied by cassis, dark plum, and a savory touch of anise. There is a clean elegant progression of lush plum, bright cherry and currant all riding on abundant but not overpowering tannin.
Pairing Suggestion: Braised short ribs with root vegetables or a big ol' juicy steak will be excellent companions or this rich red wine. If meat isn't for you, try pairing with a wild mushroom risotto.
Cellaring: Elegantly powerful now, this wine will be a real stunner in 10-15 years.
— Cameron Parry, Director of Winegrowing
- 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