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2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1.5L

Groth
Collectible

This library re-release in magnum comes from the spectacular 2013 vintage, which was remarkable for its lack of drama. 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

VIDEO: THE STORY BEHIND 2013 RESERVE

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2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1.5L
Groth
Collectible

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has clean, rich aromas with great complexity. It shows prominent notes of cedar, dried cherries and sweet vanilla along with hints of warm summer blackberries, ripe dark plum, forest humus and a touch of thyme. The flavors open with a smooth entry and build quickly with loads of fine-grained tannins, giving a very broad mouthfeel. All this structure is backed up with a nice firm acidity, bright red currant and ripe dark cherry fruit, as well as more subtle impressions of cocoa, oak spice and savory herbs.

Accolades

"Remarkably rich and well-made ... imparting a sense of elegance and finesse without losing the tannic backbone."

Wine Spectator

93 pts
Wine Spectator
93 pts
Wine Enthusiast

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot
Barrels
100% new French oak
Aging
25 months in barrel; 16 months in bottle
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vintage
2013
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard

The Reserve Vineyard, nearly 28 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, is an anomaly within the greater 121 acres that comprise the Groth Oakville Estate, and within the Oakville AVA itself. The soils set this narrow band of vineyard apart. While generally described as gravelly, sandy loam, they also feature an abundance of red chert, a hard sedimentary rock made up of small quartz crystals and fossils. These rocks were deposited in this thin sliver of land by an alluvial fan flowing out of the Vaca Range to the east millions of years ago. Found in disproportionate amounts in this part of Oakville, they represent the heart and soul of the “sweet spot” we call our Reserve Vineyard.

Pairing

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic pairing like a New York steak, but roasted lamb or duck, or a vegetarian cassoulet also pair beautifully with this wine.

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Shipping Information

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