It didn’t take the Groth family long to know that in buying the Oakville Estate, they had acquired a special property. The first recognition that immediately put Groth on the map and confirmed their credentials was when Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the Groth 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of being the first 100-point wine from the United States. This sparked feverish demand for the wine.
The Groth family’s commitment to quality continues to draw recognition. Groth wines have been ranked on Wine Spectator’s prestigious Top 100 Wines list eight times in the winery’s history.
94 Points - James Suckling
This is really beautiful with raspberry, blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavours. It’s full-to medium-bodied with firm, integrated tannins and a beautiful finish. Shows lots of finesse and polish in the texture. Some may find it a little austere, but it should soften in a year or two. Better after 2021.
93 Points - Wine Spectator
Features overt cherry, plum and raspberry fruit flavours, gilded with anise and mesquite hints. Maintains good energy thanks to fresh acidity through the finish, revealing a long echo of savoury and iron. Inviting now, but suitable for cellaring. Best from 2021 through 2033.