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2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Groth
Napa Green Certified
Groth
Collectible

From a vintage James Molesworth of Wine Spectator has called “a new benchmark for Napa Cabernet,” our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon represents the finest lots from the Reserve Vineyard, a 28-acre band on the Groth family’s Oakville Estate. This site’s unique soil profile and ideal climate combine to provide the ultimate expression of Oakville — elegant and age-worthy wines from one of the world’s most remarkable Cabernet-growing regions.

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2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Groth
Napa Green Certified
Groth
Collectible

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Purple-ruby in color, this wine is dark and rich even to the eye. A plethora of aromatics greet you from the glass, beginning with blueberry and black currant, and leading to cinnamon, mocha, lavender and clove. The final aromatics to reveal themselves are cigar box and wet gravel. When tasting the wine, the first impression is the fine tannin and balanced acid, which then leads to boysenberry, blackberry and ripe plum skin. The finish is seamless and smooth — the hallmark of a Groth Reserve Cabernet.

Accolades

"A gorgeous, classically built wine, the Reserve is just fabulous today. Dark red-toned fruit, cedar, spice and mocha lend considerable energy as the 2018 gradually opens in the glass."

Antonio Galloni, vinous

96 pts
Wine Spectator
96 pts
Antonio Galloni, vinous

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
99.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, .2% Merlot
Barrels
100% new French oak
Aging
22 months in barrel; 14 months in bottle before release
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vintage
2018
Alcohol
14.7%

Vineyard

This wine represents the finest lots from the Reserve Vineyard on the Groth family’s Oakville Estate. The vineyard is a nearly 28-acre band with a disproportionately high amount of chert, a hard and compact sedimentary rock comprising quartz crystals and fossils. The site’s unique soil profile and ideal climate combine to produce the ultimate expression of Oakville — elegant and age-worthy wines from one of the world’s top Cabernet appellations. The vineyard is sustainably farmed and became Napa Green/Fish Friendly Farming certified in 2014.

Pairing

A well-marbled rib-eye simply seasoned and grilled over a wood fire should be a near-perfect companion for this big red wine. This wine will also pair beautifully with a rich wild mushroom risotto.

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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. 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.

Please note: Shipping times are longer-than-average this season, and delivery times are not guaranteed. Please order early to ensure holiday delivery.

HOLIDAY DEADLINES FOR UPS GROUND SHIPPING:

  • Christmas: December 10, 2021
  • New Year's Day: December 17, 2021

GROTH WINE SOCIETY MEMBER SHIPPING RATES:

  • UPS Ground: $15 per order (included for Guild Premier and Founders members)
  • 2-Day Air via UPS or FedEx: $35 per order
  • UPS Summer Solution Overnight: $50 per case (minimum order of one case; available mid-May to mid-October)

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