In Oakville, soil and climate coalesce to create a nirvana for vines, making it one of the world’s preeminent wine regions. This Groth beauty is Classic Oakville, with complex aromas of ripe blackberries and firm tannins. Amazingly, for a cab this serious, it’s ready to enjoy right now and delivers amazing value given its pedigree and the quality of fruit.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) is fabulous. Moreover, it shows the important strides that have been made here in recent years. A wine of depth as well as energy, the Oakville Cabernet is both complete and absolutely delicious. Time brings out a whole range of leather, spice and chocolate notes to play off a core of intense, dark-fleshed fruit. I would prefer to cellar the 2018 for at least a few years. In a word: impressive.