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2020 Estate White, Oakville

Groth
Napa Green Certified

Second release  |  Just 600 cases produced

The introduction of the Groth Estate White, a blend of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, was the realization of years of work and experimentation both in our winery and in our Estate vineyard in Oakville. As Groth’s first white wine to carry the Oakville appellation, the Estate White is sourced exclusively from our family’s Oakville Estate, in blocks once reserved for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. This vineyard, which we have farmed for 40 years, is our greatest resource, situated in the sweet spot of an AVA long recognized for producing some of Napa Valley’s finest Bordeaux-style wines, both red and white.

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2020 Estate White, Oakville
Groth
Napa Green Certified

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The wine is a bright pale straw with a touch of celadon green. The dominant aroma is white peach with layers of lime, honeysuckle and persimmon adding to the complexity. Tasting this wine initially shows this is not just another Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has great viscosity and acid balance. Dominant flavors are lime, marmalade and then just a touch of tropical guava. It finishes clean and has a nice round, fresh mouthfeel. 

Accolades

“Distinctive, starting with green, grassy overtones to the core of lemon-lime flavors, expanding effortlessly into notes of sea salt, toasted herbs, orange blossom and candied ginger peel. Offers a succulent frame, with a hint of lanolin.”

Wine Spectator

92 pts
James Suckling
91 pts
Wine Spectator

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
81% Sauvignon Blanc, 19% Semillon
Fermentation
Second-fill Acacia and neutral French oak barrels, stainless-steel tanks, concrete egg; three months sur lie aging, three months blended aging
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vintage
2020
Alcohol
14.4%

Vineyard

In 1994, the Groth family replanted the Eastern side of their Oakville Vineyard from Cabernet Sauvignon to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, recognizing the potential of the clay soils there to produce white wines of great texture, depth and complexity. This bottling marks the first Groth white wine grown exclusively on the family’s Oakville Estate. The vineyard is sustainably farmed and became Napa Green/Fish Friendly Farming certified in 2014.

Pairing

While this versatile wine can pair well with a range of foods, grilled swordfish with mango-lime chutney would be a magical combination, as would fresh oysters. Halibut with wild rice is a favorite combination at a local Napa vintners “hangout” restaurant. In cooler seasons, it is also a delicious match for potato and leek soup: A Groth family favorite is the Potage Parmentier recipe from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

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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.

HEAT HOLDS IN EFFECT:

Due to extreme temperatures in many areas, orders with ground shipping will be held indefinitely to ensure wine is not damaged in transit. For summer delivery, please select 2-Day Air or UPS Summer Solution Overnight shipping. Orders placed by 9 a.m. Pacific Monday through Thursday will ship the same business day. Orders placed Friday, Saturday and Sunday will ship the following business day.

GROTH WINE SOCIETY MEMBER SHIPPING RATES:

  • UPS Ground: $15 per order (not currently available due to heat holds)
  • 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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