2005 Groth Oakville Cabernet
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The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in Groth's area of the Oakville AVA. Patience during bottle aging will reward the "steward" with an outstanding bottle over the next 10 to 15 years. "I enjoy a glass of Oakville Cabernet with a grass-fed, roasted New York steak and a potato-butternut squash gratin." - Kimball Jones, Culinary Director
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesHere is a solid, well-defined young Napa Valley Cabernet that is spot on in terms of its curranty fruit, dusty earth spice and firm, slightly sinewy structure. That it does not resort to flashy oak or unabashed ripeness means that its immediate appeals are more modest than some, but it is a wine meant for cellaring and will emerge in fine form if allowed four to seven years of coolness, quiet and dark.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.6 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 38 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
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