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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 L) 1997
Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 L) 1997
(search item no. 20740)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $272.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Reserve Cabernet is distinguished from our Estate Cabernet at the very beginning in the vineyard. Selected portions of our Oakcross Vineyard are allowed further ripening time in order to intensify the rich cherry/berry characters that define our vineyard site. Distinctive notes of plum, black cherry, vanilla and spice are apparent in the extraordinary aroma and flavor profile of this Reserve vintage. A firm yet supple tannin backbone promises exceptional development and complexity from extended bottle aging.
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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.