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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93297)
The Wine News rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 93 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in Groth's area of the Oakville AVA. Patience during bottle aging will reward the "steward" with an outstanding bottle over the next 10 to 15 years.

"I enjoy a glass of Oakville Cabernet with a grass-fed, roasted New York steak and a potato-butternut squash gratin."
- Kimball Jones, Culinary Director

"Slow-evolving bouquet of black cherry and plum. Rich stone stone fruit flavors with obvious wood tannins and minerals at the core. Still rather compact and slow to open, but this tasty, young Cab will certainly reward the patient."
-Wine News

My Notes:

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About Groth Vineyards & Winery:

Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family owned winery producing Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. They sustainably farm 121 acres of vineyards creating a better wine for today, and for future generations.

Michael Weis, winemaker at Groth Vineyards & Winery since 1994, brings more than three decades of experience with Oakville grapes and wines to the job of nurturing the best possible expression of the vineyards.

Groth Vineyards & Winery Founded 1981 • In 1981, the Dennis and Judith purchased a 121 acre parcel in the heart of the Oakville appellation with the vision of making world class Cabernet Sauvignon.

• In 1982, they added a second vineyard of 44 acres located south of Yountville focused on Merlot and Chardonnay.

• Groth Vineyards & Winery’s first crush was in 1982.

• In 1985 the winery deserved, and needed full-time attention from Dennis and Judith. They moved their family to the Oakville property.

• The 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon received the first 100 point score from Robert Parker.

• In 1990 the winery building was completed.

• Since 1982 Groth Vineyards & Winery has established its reputation as an outstanding producer of Napa Valley Wines.