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Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 750ml 2012
Sku: 31810
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:         (4)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Oakville
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $54.99

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Vinous 89 points - The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, powerful and authoritative. Smoke, black cherries, savory herbs, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, tar and incense are some of the notes that flesh out in the glass. The 2012 is a bit burly, especially within the context of the year, but it is quite attractive just the same.  (Oct 2015)

James Suckling 93 points - A balanced and beautiful red with chili, black currants and blackberry character. Full body, round and firm tannins and a long, long finish. A beautiful Groth. Drink or hold.  (Jul 2015)

Wine Spectator 88 points - Offers a pleasantly balanced mix of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, shaded by light cedary oak. Ends with a long, refined finish. Drink now through 2021. 20,000 cases made. -JL  (Nov 15 2015)

Wine Enthusiast 91 points - This structured wine is lithe and ethereal in dried herb and cranberry, with a hint of pencil lead. Puckering tannins suggest aging through 2020, to draw out the more succulent layers of black cherry and plum. The wine has 12% Merlot.  (Nov 2015)

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In 1981, Dennis and Judy Groth purchased 121 acres in Napa Valley's Oakville appellation ? prime Cabernet Sauvignon land. The wines gained immediate recognition and Robert Parker awarded the 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of California's first 100 point wine. The Groths have since purchased another 44 acres in the Hillview vineyard in Yountville. Making great wine takes dedication and experience. Vineyard manager, Ben Benson, joined Groth in 1982. His years of experience at the estate have helped him identify the ideal vines to plant in the each location, matching soil types to rootstock, to grape clone, to trellising. Michael Weis, winemaker since 1994, has more than three decades of experience with Oakville grapes and wines. In addition to their legendary Cabernets, Groth also produces consistently fine Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.