Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

SKU C091


Our Reserve Cabernet is distinguished from our Estate Cabernet at the very beginning in the vineyard. Selected portions of our Oakcross Vineyard are allowed further ripening time in order to intensify the rich cherry/berry characters that define our vineyard site. Distinctive notes of plum, black cherry, vanilla and spice are apparent in the extraordinary aroma and flavor profile of this Reserve vintage. A firm yet supple tannin backbone promises exceptional developement and complexity from extended bottle aging.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Groth
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorDark, rich and plush, with layers of mocha, coffee, currant and plum flavors that are complex and concentrated, finishing with ripe, fleshy tannins and long, complex aftertaste. A very impressive wine that's youthful and impeccably balanced.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Drink now through 2009. 1,650 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2004
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe luxury-priced 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals a dark plum/purple color, and lavish quantities of toasty new oak in the smoky, vanillin, and cassis-scented nose. This forward, soft, medium to full-bodied wine possesses very good to excellent concentration, but the abundant wood flavors push the taster's tolerance to the limit. While this Reserve offering is undoubtedly excellent, I did not detect the depth or concentration necessary to support aging beyond a decade.

Robert Parker, December 1998