Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

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Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998


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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. Further selection in the vineyard and at the winery result in 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. The intense black cherry flavors of the 1998 Cabernet Reserve will go beautifully with any red meat. The fat content in lamb, beef, sausages, and even buffalo, will help to control the tannin in a very young wine. Pasta with red sauce, pizza and burgers are all enhanced by the spicy aromas and good balance of fruit and oak flavors.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Groth
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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Wine SpectatorComplex, if on the herbal side, with coffee, tea, currant and olive flavors that are focused. Finishes with firm, chewy tannins, but overall good balance. Drink now through 2008.

James Laube, July 31, 2002