All of the Cabernet Sauvignon is from our 27.78 acre Reserve Block here at the Estate. Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon clusters are night harvested, allowing the fruit to remain cool for cluster sorting followed by berry sorting, all done by hand. The must is then cold soaked for up to five days. After fermentation is complete, barrel aging takes place in our dedicated, gravity-flow, and dual level Reserve barrel rooms. The wine is racked barrel to barrel and aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, followed by over a year of bottle-aging. The 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the elegant tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet.
The delicate vanilla character derived from 22 months in French oak barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2010 vintage is big and juicy with huge gobs of fruit, and the texture is soft and luscious - typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA.
“Perfect, classic, abundant” describe the 2012 vintage. Quality and quantity were in great supply in the 2012 harvest. Beautiful Spring, Summer and Fall weather highlighted the growing season. Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character. The cooler Napa Valley fruit provides a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging.
Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor.
From the Reserve Block on our Oakville Estate vineyards, we offer you a three-vintage vertical of our flagship wine. Three-bottle gift, one bottle of each vintage: 2008, 2009 and 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in our Groth gift box.
2 bottles each of our 2002, 2003 and 2004 Oakville Cabernet in a Groth wood showcase box. This three vintage collection of Groth Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit grown on our Estate controlled vineyards, in the Oakville AVA, in Napa Valley. The Oakville District is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and produces wines that are full, lush and very elegant. The winery stored the wines at bottling then repacked for this vertical collection.