Groth Oakcross Proprietary Blend 2019 - 750ml

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94pts  Wine Spectator

A dynamic blend, combining deep structure with finesse and polish, this features black cherry and cassis flavors laced with toasty spice, red licorice and a hint of dusty herbs as it builds tension toward refined tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030.

92pts James Suckling

Black fruit, chocolate, cedar and dried spices on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Balanced, with delicious chocolate-cherry character and a chalky texture. A blend of 49% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot.

Winemaker Notes

The 2019 Oakcross Proprietary Red presents itself with an intense, dark ruby color.  It opens with scents of red plum, perfume and aromatic floral notes of violet, along with hints of pomegranate, persimmon and vanilla cream. The mouthfeel is plush, soft and balanced, with perfectly resolved tannins and
flavors of tart plum skin and rich, dark berries. 

 

Delicious with a grilled steak, this wine is also superb with barbecue or slowcooked heirloom beans with a dash of bacon. Lamb kofta also makes for a winning pairing.

 

Blend:  78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot