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2009 Groth Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Oakville Napa Valley
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About Groth Vineyards & Winery

Groth will forever be remembered for its record breaking 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the first California wine to receive a 100-point score from Robert Parker. Only three years after the vineyard was established, owners Dennis and Judy Groth churned out a superstar which put them on page one of the Napa Valley history books.

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2009 Groth Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Oakville Napa Valley

Producer: Groth Vineyards & Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Dark red.  Musky redcurrant, licorice, smoke, tobacco, mocha and brown spices on the slightly medicinal nose.  Supple, smooth and ripe but with little easy sweetness to the flavors of redcurrant, smoke, herbs and menthol.  Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and very good length.  This is carrying nearly 15% alcohol but hardly comes across as modern and overripe.

87 Points | Wine Spectator

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Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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