Wine Review: Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Basic Information – Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Producer – Groth Vineyards

Vintage – 2014

Region – California – Napa Valley

Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon

Pricing – $65.00

Appearance

This Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is medium purple in color. 

Aroma/Nose

This Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is clean with a pronounced intensity of flavors on the nose. Flavors consist of black fruits such as blackberry and black cherry followed by vanilla oak and maybe a hint of spice in there. This wine is developing.  

Taste/Palate

This Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is dry with a medium (+) tannin level / acidity and full bodied. This had pronounced flavors of black cherry, blackberry and a long finish of vanilla with a touch of spice.

Overall Experience 

This Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014is a very good wine with the intensity, balance and lengthy finish all taking the stage. Letting this sit and age a bit would probably bring out those spice notes a little more and add to the depth and complexity levels of the wine at a later date. This wine can be for drinking now, but suitable for further aging. 

Pairings 

Food – Pork and Steak

Cigar – Nica Libre Esteli Especial, La Aurora Cameroon,  Punch Signature

Publication Ratings

James Suckling – 92pts. 

Wine Enthusiast – 91pts. 

Winemakers Notes

The progression of a wine should flow seamlessly from the entry, through the mid-palate, and into a long-drawn-out finish. The aromas should be rich and intense, enticing you to take a sip. This 2014 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon does just that with massive black cherry pie filling, cola, and vanilla custard on the nose. A smooth entry builds into a mouthful of well-structured tannins and dark fruit before moving into more red fruit and bright acidity in the mid-palate. The wine finishes rich with blackberries and oak spice. 

About Groth Vineyards –http://grothwines.com

Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014