Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
The 1992 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1996
The 2007 Reserve Cabernet shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet.
Wine Spectator - "Tight and concentrated, with a dense, rich, chewy beam of dried currant, mineral, graphite, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's intense and full-blown, both flexing its muscle while displaying deft balance. Ends with a compact, layered finish. Best from 2012 through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,500 cases made. "
Wine & Spirits - "A classic Napa Valley cabernet, this grows at Groth’s 21.8 Reserve Vineyard on the Oakville Crossroad. It’s a parcel of high ground on the valley floor, the best-draining soil on the estate, replanted in 1999 and 2000. The young vines produced a tightly structured 2007, layering fresh woodland cherry flavors over supple tannins. There’s power in those tannins, expressed in a chipped mineral character as the wine evolves with air. The tension between zesty fruit and dark tannins gives this wine its rounded form. For the cellar."
James Suckling - "A very fruit forward style, with raspberry and blackberry jam on the nose and palate. Full and round tannins with a juicy finish. I like it for the style. Might mellow out with a couple years of bottle age. Pull the cork after 2012. 14+23+23+32. Find the wine."
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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. View all Groth Vineyards & Winery Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4.54.3 out of 5 stars
16 ratings, 3 with reviews33/29/2011
really nice wine. unfortunately the bottle i received, had a defective cork and wine.com would not adjust. so i had to spend lots of time and a little wine wasted in decanting. otherwise good, albeit pricey.Sarah Dawson - Lincoln, NE47/18/2016Anonymous - Albert Lea, MN56/17/2016dkb79 - Honolulu, HI45/9/201653/30/2013410/9/201244/7/2012Ken Chow - San Jose, CA52/14/2012MICHAEL PIZER - Houston, TX32/11/201251/18/201251/5/2012
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Perfect representation of an excellent 2007 Napa cabbritt vincent - Chappell Hill, TX512/21/2011Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL46/29/2011JudyCook - Arlington, VA43/29/2011
- Big & Bold
Was on the fence, but this wine was a winner at our monthly book club. The hints of cherry were subtle enough for mama.
- Smooth & Supple