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Oakville Neighbors Series: 2018 Game Trail Cabernet

Groth
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Inaugural vintage  |  Just 200 cases produced

Launched with the 2018 vintage, Groth’s Oakville Neighbors Series explores the diversity of Oakville Cabernet through single-vineyard grower lots that stand on their own as a distinct expression of the appellation.

The Groth family, along with retired Winemaker Emeritus Michael Weis, has worked with Alex Vyborny, whose family owns the vineyard from which the Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced, for 32 years. Alex is a well-known and beloved vineyard manager who has been here since 1973, overseeing many of Napa Valley and Sonoma County’s most prestigious vineyards. He is a farmer through and through, as down to earth as they come and a terrific partner whose handshake is as good as gold. He farms his family’s Oakville vineyard with his son, Ben.

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Oakville Neighbors Series: 2018 Game Trail Cabernet
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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon shows red fruit with savory aromas of bay leaves and sage. With a round, full entry, the palate also displays red fruit with layers of cherry, a good tannin/acid balance and a bright, slightly savory finish.

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrels
50% new French oak
Aging
18 months in barrel
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vintage
2018
Alcohol
14.6%

Vineyard

The Cabernet Sauvignon for this wine is from the Vyborny family’s vineyard in the southeast corner of the Oakville AVA along the Silverado Trail, directly across from the Rector Reservoir Dam below the Vaca mountains. In fact, rocks from this property were used to build the dam, which tells you something about the vineyard’s soil composition. This is a prized area of Oakville, with prestigious neighbors and crumbly, red iron soils sloughed off the Vaca range.

Pairing

Braised short ribs with root vegetables or a big ol’ juicy hamburger will be excellent companions for this wine. If meat isn’t for you, a rich wild mushroom risotto will make an excellent pairing.

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Shipping Information

Where can you ship to?

All states except AL, AR, IN, KY, LA, MS, OK, RI, UT and WY.

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.

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Due to extreme temperatures in many areas, orders with ground shipping will be held until autumn to ensure wine is not damaged in transit. For summer delivery, please select 2-Day Air or UPS Summer Solution Overnight shipping.

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