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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

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This library re-release of Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the heralded 2013 vintage. Described by retired Groth Winemaker Emeritus Michael Weis as “leisurely” from a winegrowing and winemaking perspective, 2013 was a growing season in which Mother Nature generously provided perfect weather that translated to a benchmark vintage of wines in Napa Valley.

“There was no need to be frantic about picking,” Weis recalls. “We were all very relaxed. We were able to pick when the grapes were at their finest, giving us outrageous color and bodacious tannin structure in the reds.”

“It was a perfect vintage. … It was a wonderful year to be a winemaker.”

— Michael Weis, retired Winemaker Emeritus

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Groth
Winery Exclusive
Groth
Collectible

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The 2013 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon shows rich aromas of cassis, ripe dark cherries, black currants, cedar and a hint of bay leaf. The mouthfeel is exuberant with bright acidity and bold tannins, a round oak sweetness, fruit flavors of plum and blackberry, and an intriguing savory note. The structure results in a remarkably long rich finish.

Accolades

“A very plush and ripe, forthright style with abundant ripe plum and berry aromas, leading to a berry-flavored palate, laced with dark chocolate and vanilla.”

James Suckling

93 pts
James Suckling

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Aging
Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months, 60% new French oak
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vintage
2013
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard

The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is grown on our Estate vineyards and those of several partner growers all within the Oakville AVA — in the heart of the Napa Valley. The fruit is night-harvested, cluster sorted by hand, crushed, then fermented at our Oakville Estate winery. Coming from a diverse selection of vineyards, this wine showcases the complexity and diversity within this compact AVA.

Pairing

The abundance of tannins in this vintage beckons for a richly marbled bone-in rib eye, perfectly seared and dusted with salt and pepper. Should you not find that in your ice box, this Cabernet Sauvignon will be right at home with a big juicy cheeseburger, too.

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Shipping Information

Where can you ship to?

All states except AL, AR, DE, IN, LA, MS, OK, RI, UT, WV and WY. Please note it remains illegal to ship wine to any community in the state of Kentucky that prohibits the local sale of alcohol ("dry communities").

When will I receive my wine?

Ground shipping orders will arrive in 7-10 business days, except in extreme weather when orders will be held until safe to ship. Orders with Overnight, 2-Day and 3-Day shipping will ship the same business day if placed by 9 a.m. Pacific. We do not ship over the weekend.

When will I receive my tracking information?

Your tracking information will be emailed to you once your package is scanned and the wine is in transit.

SHIPPING DEADLINES:

Orders placed by 9 a.m. Monday through Friday will ship the same business day. Orders placed on weekends or holidays will ship the following business day.

GROTH WINE SOCIETY MEMBER SHIPPING RATES:

  • UPS Ground: $25 per order
  • 2-Day Air via UPS or FedEx: $45 per order
  • UPS Summer Solution Overnight: $75 per case (minimum order of one case; available mid-May to mid-October)

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