Groth Vineyards & Winery

Sweet Spot
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 61


Groth Vineyards & Winery

Sweet Spot

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced

Before we make a Reserve Cabernet at Groth, we assemble the “core blend,” the very best Cabernet harvested from our Reserve Vineyard. The “sweet spot” on our ranch is the Reserve Vineyard block next to Conn Creek. This particular barrel of wine spent 18 months in a new French oak barrel from Sylvain Cooperage, harvested from the Chanciers Forest, where the average tree age is 200 years old.

Aging Process

100% new French oak, Sylvan Cooperage. 18 months.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.6
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Michael Weis

Winemaker, Groth Vineyards & Winery

Winemaker, Michael Weis

2014 was my 42nd harvest. Of these, 32 harvests have been in Oakville. 12 with Robert Mondavi and 21 with Groth. I also spent nine years in the late 70s/early 1980s as a "guerilla winemaker" in downtown Los Angeles at one of the country's oldest and largest wineries, San Antonio Winery.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelors, UC Santa Barbara, Zoology

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Make the best wine that a location and a vintage can give me while trying to make the wine better every year.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: This allows us to explore how 100% Cabernet ages from this vineyard in comparison to our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from the same vineyard that is blended with Merlot.


8311 Regency Drive
Pleasanton  CA  94588


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Newton Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 17
Flying Horse Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
St. Clement Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Paras Vineyard 16
Groth Vineyards & Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Sweet Spot 15
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