Groth Vineyards Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California


My Rating 87 Points.
Price $100.

Deep ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Beautiful and elegant on the nose, with blackberries, blueberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, plums, cherries, strawberry pie, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, licorice, cloves, earth, dirt, leather, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and cherries.

This is a Nice, Napa Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, from Oakville. Still young, but very enjoyable now. However, it needs a few years in the bottle to smooth out the kinks, and become better.

Nicely balanced and complex.
There’s a spice, that I didn’t like on the palate, though. Couldn’t figure out what it is.

Not the best vintage, but holding good. A bit expensive, though.

Good by itself or with food, barbeque would be great here. I paired it with a plate of hard, fatty cheeses and nuts.

14.7% Alcohol by volume.


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