About the Producer
Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned company with deep roots in the Oakville AVA, home to Napa Valley’s largest concentration of top Cabernet Sauvignon producers.
It didn’t take the Groth family long to know that in buying the Oakville Estate, they had acquired a special property. The first recognition that immediately put Groth on the map and confirmed their credentials was when Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the Groth 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of being California’s first perfect 100-point wine. This sparked feverish demand for the wine.
The Groth family’s commitment to quality continues to draw recognition. Groth wines have been ranked on Wine Spectator’s prestigious Top 100 Wines list eight times in the winery’s history, most recently in 2019, when the 2016 Reserve Cabernet was No. 4.
At Groth, we believe farming the land the right way is not only optimal for the grapes, it is the right way to do things. We were proud to achieve Napa Green and Fish Friendly Farming Certification in 2014. We farm sustainably, taking into consideration the impact we have on the environment surrounding us and the health of the entire Napa Valley watershed.
Overview of the Wine
This wine is produced from grapes grown on our Oakville Estate, as well as from select grower vineyards representing a range of microclimates in Napa Valley. The warmer areas give us Sauvignon Blanc with melon and citrus characteristics in both aroma and flavor. The cooler areas provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness and balances the rich creaminess from sur lie aging.
The Semillon is grown on our Oakville Estate, and it contributes roundness and weight to the mouthfeel. Groth Sauvignon Blanc has long been a showcase of our region’s great potential for this varietal, and the 2019 vintage continues the tradition of putting Napa Valley sunshine in a bottle. This wine is supple and complex — and always inviting of another glass.
Grape / Blend
82% Sauvignon Blanc, 18% Semillon
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Brilliant pale gold in color with enticing aromas of jasmine, white peach, tropical mango and fresh-cut lemon. Opening with a juicy acidity, the palate is richly weighted, showing layers of pineapple, green melon, and a crisp, refreshing grapefruit finish.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
With a hearty helping of 18% Sémillon, this white has a creamy, viscous entry adorned in jasmine. Lemon pith, grapefruit and tangerine present as lush and lengthy on the palate, balanced by fresh, persistent acidity.
Product size: 750ml