1991 Cabernet Sauvignon - Groth Vineyards & Winery

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Ripe blackberry, crushed cacao, dried tobacco leaves, aged cedar. Silky mouthfeel and tannins that are nearly fully resolved. Elegant and intellectual with just a touch of that hedonistic flair that surely accompanied this wine in is youth. Big Napa Cabs can be fun when they're young, but it's pure joy catching them as they peak. This 1991 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon is in a beautiful place right now.

Family owned since its founding in early 1980's, Groth Vineyards & Winery consistently produces classic Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines never fail to express the valley floor terroir that Napa became famous for and can age beautifully for decades. While their wines are certainly fun to drink young, good vintages of Groth can take up to 20 or more years to reach peak maturity. This wine, consumed at 27 years from vintage, was in an absolutely perfect spot. Think twice before popping the cork on this year's release, you'd be surprised to see how beautiful it could become in a few years time.