Ratings & Tasting Notes:
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Groth’s 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has consistently scored between 96-100 on six separate tastings. It was the winner of its flight in one tasting, and was undoubtedly the ‘wine of the vintage’ for 1985 California Cabernet Sauvignon. Never as backward as many of its peers, it has always revealed a sweet, expansive, black-cherry and vanillin-scented, complex nose, as well as lavishly rich, full-bodied flavors that coat the palate with extraordinarily pure fruit, ripeness, power, and extraction. Its inner-core of sweetness and magnificent length put this wine into the category of celestial, legendary efforts. While unbelievably rich, the wine never comes across as heavy. It can be drunk now, but it promises to last for another 10-15+ years. Is Groth’s 1985 Reserve the finest California Cabernet Sauvignon made during the decade of the eighties? (RP) (4/1995)
95 points Wine Spectator
Ripe, concentrated and powerful, oozing with blackberry, cedar and earth aromas and flavors, enormously complex and distinctive. *Top 100 Wines of 1990* (4/1990)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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