Groth Vineyards & Winery is located in Oakville in the Napa region of California. The winery produces four wines: a Chardonnay, a Sauvignon Blanc, a Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.
The 2006 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon was 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (50% new / 50% old) for 20 months. The wine’s listed ABV was 14.9%.
Recently, I was having dinner with my neighbors (yes, those wonderful neighbors again!) at Del Frisco’s in NYC. My neighbor selected a bottle of 2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon to accompany our meal. The wine steward returned to our table empty handed and informed us they were out of the Groth. We moved on to another selection, but I made a mental note to keep an eye out for Groth, as I had never tasted it.
Two weeks later, I came across the 2006 Groth Caabernet Sauvignon in Wine Sellers. I picked up two bottles and tasted them on separate evenings over the past week. My notes were consistent on both sittings.