Groth Vineyards & Winery Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$119.99

One of the top Napa Cabernets of the vintage, the Groth 2012 Reserve Cab is a classic. Delicious now but a great cellar candidate as well.  Limited. The 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define the Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet. The 2012 harvest may actually go down as one of the most intriguing, most difficult and the best vintages of the early 21st century. The reds are stunning – amazing colors in wines that are soft, supple and full bodied. Amazing results from an amazing year! 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?" James Suckling July 28th, 2015.

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Ratings on Delectable

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Drinking great already and will only get better

Drinking great already and will only get better

9.3

J D Delectable Pro

Balanced well-made Cabs, including the standard Oakville release

Balanced well-made Cabs, including the standard Oakville release

8.8

Mike Mighetto Hoefling Delectable Pro

2012 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2

Mark Howard

Well balanced and inviting. Black fruits, blackberry, leather, smoke, well integrated tannins, everything you love in a Napa cabernet. This wine is great, not exceptional. Long finish that invites you back for more. My impression is mid term aging as opposed to long term.

Well balanced and inviting. Black fruits, blackberry, leather, smoke, well integrated tannins, everything you love in a Napa cabernet. This wine is great, not exceptional. Long finish that invites you back for more. My impression is mid term aging as opposed to long term.

9.1

Evan Bienstock

Big and juicy, as expected. A bit hot. Not my style but the table liked it.

Big and juicy, as expected. A bit hot. Not my style but the table liked it.

9.2

Andrew Keenan

2012 Vintage

2012 Vintage

9.5

Evan Bienstock

Dark and inky. The wine is sweet and at the same time earthy. That may be the heat. The oak is nicely integrated and not overwhelming. Cali cabs are not my go to, but this one is very nice. Much more subtle than I expected.

Dark and inky. The wine is sweet and at the same time earthy. That may be the heat. The oak is nicely integrated and not overwhelming. Cali cabs are not my go to, but this one is very nice. Much more subtle than I expected.

9.2

Kim Stanbro

2012. Birfday-eve called for an ode to personal growth/groth. The first bottle opened was the 2011 Groth cab, and it sadly went down the drain. The 2012 was beautiful- perfect tannins, glass and mouth coating, not a bad way to say goodbye to 42.

2012. Birfday-eve called for an ode to personal growth/groth. The first bottle opened was the 2011 Groth cab, and it sadly went down the drain. The 2012 was beautiful- perfect tannins, glass and mouth coating, not a bad way to say goodbye to 42.

9.4

Anthony Cammarata Jr.

Full body, smooth with hints of oak and raspberry.

Full body, smooth with hints of oak and raspberry.

9.8

Guy Fiore

Yes please

Yes please

9.1

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.