Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

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Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999


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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.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Groth
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
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Wine SpectatorElegantly styled, with a trim, somewhat green edge to the cedary currant, spice and herbal-tobacco flavors that offer modest richness and concentration. Ultimately simple for what is usually a rather dramatic, flamboyant wine. At this price, it's a pass. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,700 cases made.

James Laube, August 31, 2003
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Wine AdvocateThe 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is not terribly impressive. It is a lean, austere effort with little texture, tough tannin, and an absence of depth. It continues to amaze me that Groth's 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was the first California wine upon which I bestowed a perfect rating, but it has been a long time since I have been able to highly recommend anything from this winery.

Robert Parker, December 2003