Groth Vineyards & Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$54.99

The Groth 2012 Cabernet hits on all cylinders. Consistently one of the benchmark wines of the Napa Valley.  Another Napa Classic! 95 Points James Suckling:  "This is very classy with mineral, black currant and spice character. Shows chili and Thai basil too. Full body, firm tannins and a bright and persistent finish. Extremely long and elegant. Best ever from here in years?" "The 2012 vintage does appear to be a near-perfect vintage", writes James Suckling, "and most producers, even more commercial wineries, made outstanding quality wines....the 2012s tend to show wonderful opulence and purity as well as harmony and balance. Moreover, they are wonderfully attractive to drink young, which is an added value for Napa reds when compared with some other key wine regions in the world." Groth Winery sits on the 121-acre Oakcross Vineyard planted by Justin Meyer and Ray Duncan of Silver Oak in the heart of the Oakville appellation. This prime Cabernet Sauvignon land serves owner Dennis Groth and winemaker Michael Weis well as they fashion some of Napa Valley's best Cabernets.

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Ratings on Delectable

Ian Staub Delectable Pro

Beautiful and balanced - aromas of black cherry, mint and caraway seeds, candy and raisins. Medium+ tannins with a still pronounced acidity suggests this could go for a several more years. Enjoyed with a grilled hanger steak.

Beautiful and balanced - aromas of black cherry, mint and caraway seeds, candy and raisins. Medium+ tannins with a still pronounced acidity suggests this could go for a several more years. Enjoyed with a grilled hanger steak.

9.1

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

Very beautifully composed. Last I had it, the wine was open for 8 hours or so before serving. Had it right out of the bottle this time and it was a noticeable richer showing. New oak, vanilla tinged with herbs and mint, tannic backbone. Towards the end of it's short decant it became the wine I remember, with subdued fruit and new oak for a more round, beneath the ground approach.

Very beautifully composed. Last I had it, the wine was open for 8 hours or so before serving. Had it right out of the bottle this time and it was a noticeable richer showing. New oak, vanilla tinged with herbs and mint, tannic backbone. Towards the end of it's short decant it became the wine I remember, with subdued fruit and new oak for a more round, beneath the ground approach.

9.3

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

This performed far beyond my expectation. Cedar and cherry tobacco with silky tannins.

This performed far beyond my expectation. Cedar and cherry tobacco with silky tannins.

9.4

Jeff Gassman

So at first I was like, what is this? It was thin and weird, nothing like Groth. But ya gotta wait! Give this young pup 2-3 hours before you even taste it. The Oakville comes out in force, but it's gotta break free! It's so deep, and so structured, it's amazing.. But it's buried under a mountain of phenols and tannins right now. In fact, save this until 2020. It'll be ahhmazing!

So at first I was like, what is this? It was thin and weird, nothing like Groth. But ya gotta wait! Give this young pup 2-3 hours before you even taste it. The Oakville comes out in force, but it's gotta break free! It's so deep, and so structured, it's amazing.. But it's buried under a mountain of phenols and tannins right now. In fact, save this until 2020. It'll be ahhmazing!

9.3

I Sax

Like it but should be 30-45$

Like it but should be 30-45$

8.9

Lindsey Boschen

Just didn't care for it. Was@not as full and smooth as expected.

Just didn't care for it. Was@not as full and smooth as expected.

6.8

Michael Descamps Delectable Pro

Middleweight this vintage with very little tannin. Forgettable.

Middleweight this vintage with very little tannin. Forgettable.

8.7

Kyle Gabriel Delectable Pro

Developing by the minute. From

Developing by the minute. From

9.1

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

Almost the opposite of bright. Dark, underripe red fruits, dried to minimize juiciness. Violet and floral quality. Some leather. Forest floor and spice. Slightest hint of vanilla deep within the dry chalkiness. Massive tannin. Weighty, chewy, and showing serious grip. Very impressive.

Almost the opposite of bright. Dark, underripe red fruits, dried to minimize juiciness. Violet and floral quality. Some leather. Forest floor and spice. Slightest hint of vanilla deep within the dry chalkiness. Massive tannin. Weighty, chewy, and showing serious grip. Very impressive.

9.4

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family owned winery producing Napa Valley wines since 1982, sustainably farming 121 acres of vineyards. Dark intense red with aromas of dark dried fruit and smoky oak. On the palate cherry and plums with a touch of pepper spice. Firm tannins on this full body wine lingering with toasty oak notes. I think it needs a little more time to develop and soften. Tasting Sample.

Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family owned winery producing Napa Valley wines since 1982, sustainably farming 121 acres of vineyards. Dark intense red with aromas of dark dried fruit and smoky oak. On the palate cherry and plums with a touch of pepper spice. Firm tannins on this full body wine lingering with toasty oak notes. I think it needs a little more time to develop and soften. Tasting Sample.

9.0

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