Perhaps no winery is more synonymous with an AVA than Groth is with Oakville. Their 1985 Reserve Cabernet holds the distinction of being Robert Parker’s first ever 100-point score given to a domestic wine. But that was just the beginning.
Since then, they would appear on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list eight times, including this past year for their 2016 Reserve Cabernet.
Not to be overlooked, their 2015 Reserve is showing incredibly at the moment and is much closer than its younger brother to be enjoyed now. This is lights out Oakville Cabernet with the bones to be good for half a century.
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94 Points, Wine & Spirits
Groth’s Reserve Block runs north from Oakville Cross Road along the eastern bank of Conn Creek, just under 28 acres replanted in 1999 and 2001. The vines produced a bold, luscious beauty in 2015, defining Oakville in its rich dimensions, held in check by proper harmonies in the tannins (think Presbyterian church music, clear and resolute). The fresh fruit flavors of blueberries and plums have exceptional length, ample and energized, while the warmth of the wine begins to show after several days open. Lovely to drink on release, this should develop well over the next several years.