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2008 Groth - Chardonnay

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 51403-2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Rich and creamy, with full-bodied pear, melon, honeysuckle and tangerine flavors that are pure, focused, complex and lingering.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Jam02110
Groth is a solid and respected member of the legendary cadre that is classic Napa Cabernet. The original vineyard that owners Dennis and Judy Groth purchased in 1981 was planted by the founders of Silver Oak - Justin Meyer and Ray Duncan - and is in the heart of prime Cabernet Sauvignon land in the Oakville appellation. Groth also produces Napa Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 18 bottles owned
  • 8 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 8 collectors)