Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 93] [WS 92] [VM 92] [JS 92]
Regular price $66.00 Sale price $59.97 Save $6.03
A breathtakingly beautiful place set among centuries-old oak trees and a patchwork of meticulously planted vineyards, Oakville has become recognized as one of the world’s preeminent wine regions. Here soil and climate coalesce, allowing us to produce elegant, age-worthy and immensely enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit for this delicious wine comes from our Oakville Estate and carefully selected lots from our grower neighbors.
"The alluring dense, dark plum color of the 2016 Oakville Cabernet is the first indication of the rich extraction in this wine. Sweet aromas of blackberry tart, ripe plums and marzipan are complemented with a savory hint of toasted coriander seed. The palate opens smoothly, building to a rich, full mouthfeel — the young tannins hinting at a restrained power. A beautifully balanced acidity dances throughout — giving an undercurrent of freshness and a counterpoint to the sweetness of the new French oak, lifting the dark fruits and bringing forward ripe red berries. The finish is layered with baking spices, wild blackberries, and a hint of dried black currant.
This wine is enjoyably exuberant now but has the fruit and structure to last another 15+ years should you desire." — Cameron Parry, Director of Winegrowing
Ratings & Reviews
"Blended with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, this Cabernet opens with earthy aromas of tar, sage and cedar. It expands on the palate to show an elegant structure of finessed, supple tannins alongside layers of clove and cinnamon atop ripe red and black berries." - Virginie Boone (9/1/2020)
92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A hint of singed savory leads off, turning quickly to a core of raspberry and mulberry fruit, lined with alluring tea, sanguine and iron notes. Offers fine-grained grip and should unwind nicely in the cellar. Drink now through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 27,000 cases made." — JM (Aug 31, 2019)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Groth's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) is silky, medium in body and super-finessed. Bright red cherry/plum fruit, wild flowers and herbs all develop in a very pleasing, mid-weight Cabernet. Best of all, this gracious, polished Cabernet will drink well with minimal cellaring."- Antonio Galloni (Dec 2018)
92 Points - James Suckling:
"A very plush and ripe, forthright style with abundant ripe plum and berry aromas, leading to a berry-flavored palate, laced with dark chocolate and vanilla. Drink or hold." - (15 Oct, 2018)