Auction 17 | Lot No. 16
Groth Vineyards & Winery
10 cases produced
How sweet it is…to feature at Premiere Napa Valley, we’ve chosen Cabernet from the sweetest spot in our Oakville estate, Block 8 of our Reserve Vineyard, a 13-acre parcel next to Conn Creek. The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 7, was harvested from the morning side of the vines and aged 18 months. The Tonnellerie Sylvain barrel was hand-picked by our assistant winemaker, Eric Fidel with Jean-Luc Sylvain, owner and proprietor of one of our favorite coopers, for its richness, finesse and aromatic elegance of very fine-grained oak. 2011 is sure to be recognized as a Bordeaux-like vintage with lower alcohol, well-balanced fruit and Groth’s signature velvet tannin structure, and we are pleased to make this special selection from it available to Premiere Napa Valley bidders.
18 months in a new, French Oak barrel.
- pH: 3.75
- Wine is unfiltered
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
||very full bodied
Winemaker, Groth Vineyards & Winery
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
Make the best wine that a location and a vintage can give me while trying to make the wine better every year.
1014 Clinton Street
Napa CA 94559-2003
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection