Groth Vineyards Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Napa Valley, California 




My Rating 92 Points.   

Price $55.


Yes it’s Friday, and it’s time for my Cabernet fix.

Beautiful color of dark purple with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of wild flowers, blueberries, currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, alcohol, dark coffee, peppercorn and spices.

Medium plus in body and rich, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, green vegetables, bell pepper, leather, smoke, chocolates, mocha, wood, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Long finish with angular tannins and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville is fantastic. Spicy and complex, however, it is not balanced yet. Too young and harsh right now, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. A very typical Napa nose and palate with a great finish.

I have another bottle that I will keep for at least 5 more years. Needs to be opened for an hour or so to show complexity and tannins.

I found it to be better than the 2012 vintage.

Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (60% new).

14.9% alcohol by volume.

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2 thoughts on “Groth Vineyards Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Napa Valley, California 

  1. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsNice review. I’m a longtime fan of Groth but I’ve been so torn on this vintage. I opened a bottle about 8 months ago and ended up pouring it out because I hated it so much. Last month I used the Coravin on a bottle and still hated it. I have a case of the stuff so I’m hoping it’ll calm down a little more when it ages. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is I don’t like about it, but there’s just something that freaks out my personal palate.

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