#4 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019
96pts Wine Spectator
This delivers a very tightly focused, almost piercing beam of cassis, raspberry coulis and bitter cherry fruit, scored with singed alder and iron notes. Incense and tobacco details chime in on the finish. Long and refined, with the fruit leaving a sweet and mouthwatering echo. Best from 2022 through 2038.
94pts Wilfred Wong
The 2016 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is complete from start to finish. Its layered and slightly elevated textures on the palate provide an outstanding experience. This wine shines with pleasing black fruit and slight oaky notes in its aromas and flavors. Enjoy with roast leg of lamb. (Tasted: February 21, 2020, Napa, CA)
94pts Wine Enthusiast
With 9% Merlot in the blend, this wine was given 22 months in 100% new French oak and is built to last. Softly layered in cassis, it shows lifted acidity and graceful, firm tannins. Spicy nutmeg and clove season the fruit, adding length and complexity. Enjoyed 2026–2031
93pts James Suckling
This offers attractive, ripe black-cherry and plum aromas, leading to a palate that has a plush, fleshy and supple array of smooth, soft and ripe blackcurrant flavors. This has more to come. Try from 2020.
The 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the elegant tannin structure that define their Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet.
Certified sustainable through the Napa Green and Fish Friendly Farming.