1986 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Cabernet, Merlot

An excellent Cab, if a bit constrained and tannic. Textbook Cabernet nose with dark currants, cedar, and subtle oak. Somewhat French-like in its body and austerity. Finish adequate but slightly clipped. Tasted out of a magnum, it might get a bit more warm-hearted in a few more years, though I wouldn't count on it. - HK 2004-03-27


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