Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley Reserve 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
AG 96
WS 96
JS 94
DE 93
14.7% ABV
Item # 342131

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750ml
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96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sourced from choice blocks on the Groth family's Oakville property. A gorgeous, classically built wine, the Reserve is just fabulous today. Dark red-toned fruit, cedar, spice and mocha lend considerable energy as the 2018 gradually opens in the glass. I would be in no rush here. Drink: 2026-2038. (Jan 2021)"

96 points Wine Spectator: "This has the vivid, driven cassis, boysenberry and blackberry fruit of the vintage, but it's well-harnessed, with streaks of racy anise, alder and sweet bay leaf providing focus and precision. There's a long echo of iron and savory through the finish as the fruit lingers, leaving a mouthwatering feel. Understated in style compared with its colleagues, but no less complex. Best from 2022 through 2038. (10/31/21)"

94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberries, plums, earth, lavender and bark. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Balanced and juicy with a caressing texture and a bright core of spiced fruit. Elegant. Drink from 2023. (12/5/21)"

93 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Reserved on the nose at first, but unsurprisingly gives off a more broad, black, charred character than the entry Cabernet. Luscious on the palate, retracting into a ghostly, nuanced finish. Should come into its own after a few years and be a delicious, ageworthy Oakville Cabernet. Drinking Window: 2024-2037. (Oct 2020)"
96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sourced from choice blocks on the Groth family's Oakville property. A gorgeous, classically built wine, the Reserve is just fabulous today. Dark red-toned fruit, cedar, spice and mocha lend considerable energy as the 2018 gradually opens in the glass. I would be in no rush here. Drink: 2026-2038. (Jan 2021)"

96 points Wine Spectator: "This has the vivid, driven cassis, boysenberry and blackberry fruit of the vintage, but it's well-harnessed, with streaks of racy anise, alder and sweet bay leaf providing focus and precision. There's a long echo of iron and savory through the finish as the fruit lingers, leaving a mouthwatering feel. Understated in style compared with its colleagues, but no less complex. Best from 2022 through 2038. (10/31/21)"

94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberries, plums, earth, lavender and bark. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Balanced and juicy with a caressing texture and a bright core of spiced fruit. Elegant. Drink from 2023. (12/5/21)"

93 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Reserved on the nose at first, but unsurprisingly gives off a more broad, black, charred character than the entry Cabernet. Luscious on the palate, retracting into a ghostly, nuanced finish. Should come into its own after a few years and be a delicious, ageworthy Oakville Cabernet. Drinking Window: 2024-2037. (Oct 2020)"
Product SKU 342131
Producer Groth
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Appellation Oakville
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Designation Reserve
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.7%
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