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2020 Oakcross Proprietary Red, Oakville


Oakcross Proprietary Red represents our continued focus on exploring the potential of our Oakville Estate as well as the broader Oakville AVA. Oakcross was the original name given to our Oakville Estate Vineyard when it was planted in 1973, and after purchasing the property in 1981, Dennis and Judy Groth at one point considered using it as a brand name until a family member convinced them to use their own. As the name of this red blend, Oakcross symbolizes our foundation and the homesite of Groth Vineyards & Winery.

2020 Oakcross Proprietary Red, Oakville

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The 2020 Oakcross Red possesses tremendous depth and complexity that is revealed with time in the glass. On the nose, a surge of ripe blackberry, black plum and cherry cola gives way to intriguing earthy/savory undertones: forest floor, cedar, Earl Grey tea, and wet clay. The rich palate is lifted and energetic, with a drive of juicy black raspberry, blackberry, and red currant beautifully framed by fine-grained tannins. Black fruits echo through the finish with hints of warm baking spice and chalkboard minerality. — Director of Winegrowing Ted Henry

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
70% new French oak
Aged in French oak barrels for 21 months
Oakville, Napa Valley


For 2020, the Cabernet Sauvignon came from the Reserve blocks of our Oakville Estate. The Merlot is from our Hillview Estate Vineyard, with additional Merlot and Petit Verdot sourced from distinguished grower partners.


This rich, structured red blend pairs well with succulent dishes such as slow-cooked beef cheeks served alongside winter root vegetables.

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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.


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.


  • 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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