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Groth

GROTH Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

(Oakville, Napa Valley, CA) $45

Hundreds of times, I’ve heard the idea that one must wait to harvest cabernet. But, wait how long? Wait until the grapes are so full of sugar they end up making wine that tastes like flat Coke? Every winemaker talks about “perfect ripeness”—a physiological state for which there is actually no definition. Groth’s cabernet reminds me that the best cabernets are not overwhelming, overly alcoholic, or overly sweet. Instead, they possess structure, substance, energy, and length. Groth, a Napa Valley classic, is as classy as ever. (14.5% abv)

95 points KM

Available at K & L Wines

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