Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
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.
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.