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Oakville Neighbors Series: 2018 Joe's Spade 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.

Joe’s Spade comes from a vineyard owned by the Taddei family, which has had a homestead in Oakville for five generations. Groth has a long history with the Taddei family, currently as the sole purchaser of its fruit, and retired Groth Winemaker Emeritus Michael Weis worked with the family as far back as the 1970s. Today the vineyard is farmed by Kara Taddei, Joe’s granddaughter. Joe’s Spade is a reference to the Taddei family logo that appears on their grape bins.

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Oakville Neighbors Series: 2018 Joe's Spade Cabernet
Groth
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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits aromas of ripe mixed berry, bright strawberry, anise and pie crust. The wine has a lush, juicy entry, bright fruit driving the mid-palate, sweet vanilla, and a ripe Bing cherry 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 Taddei family’s 20-acre vineyard is located on the west side of Oakville, just a stone’s throw from Ren Harris’ vineyard. It is said Antonio Taddei, Joe’s grandfather, was the first person to introduce vitis vinifera grapes to their property after Prohibition. The 2018 Joe’s Spade comes from Block 1.

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.

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 until autumn to ensure wine is not damaged in transit. For summer delivery, please select 2-Day Air or UPS Summer Solution Overnight shipping.

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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