2006 Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine & Spirits
Packed with red and black currant flavors, this wine has the cool, refreshing feel of the forest. Tannins frame the berry fruit, providing contrast in umami flavors of wood-ear mushrooms, both tannins and fruit lasting in a finely structured, luxurious finish. Balanced for ten years of age.
Young now, marked by hard tannins that accentuate the acidity. The flavors are forward and jammy, suggesting blackberries, cherries, orange zest and sweet, smoky cedar wood. Rough-hewn now, with an angular feeling, but should develop softness and roundness after 2012.
Tightly wound, firmly tannic, full-bodied and dense. Chewy and extracted, this is a touch rustic and cedary, but also deep, complex and concentrated. Needs time. (JL)
79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot. Big, structured, tightly knit wine, even still. With some air, the red currant fruit comes out, showing a spicy texture and mineral and earthy edges which linger on the finish. This is a classic Cab from Napa that tastes more like mountain fruit than valley floor! Decant and enjoy!