The Wines of Groth


When Dennis and Judy Groth purchased 121 acres in Oakville in 1981, it included the Oakcross Vineyard – filled with prime Cabernet Sauvignon that had been planted by Justin Meyer and Ray Duncan some 8-10 years earlier. So, it didn’t take long for them to establish a track record with their Cabernet. In fact, Robert Parker gave the 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of California’s first 100 point wine.

Fast forward to today, and between 1999 and 2003 they replanted all of the Cabernet Sauvignon with new clones, rootstocks, and new trellising. With all the young vines, they also decided to not produce wine for the Reserve program for vintages 2000-2004.

Join us as we talk about Oakville, Cabernet and what it’s like to be given the first perfect 100 point score on a wine from the U.S.

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5 Responses to “The Wines of Groth”

  1. 1 Reece Aug 18th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Guys, umm the Groth interview seems to cut short. The site says 44minutes but the audio stops at 17minutes?

    Thanks !!!

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Aug 18th, 2008 at 5:41 pm


    You may want to download the show again it may have been cut off in the process. We have tested the show (44 minutes) from several sources and it plays in full lenght each time.

    Best of Luck.

    Your GrapeRadio Crew

  3. 3 Tanya Shekhovtsova Aug 20th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    I only wish you the best of luck throughout your work: creation of magnificent pieces of documentaries in the near future, new shows too.

    I truly wish you – Brian Clark, Eric Anderson, Jay Selman and Mark Ryan – all the best and great success with your new venture!

    I also hope your goals and dreams come true and happiness fills your hearts.
    Look forward to a new documentary.

    Warm regards,

  4. 4 Wine For Newbies Aug 23rd, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Groth holds a special place in my heart. Several years ago we ordered a Groth Cabernet to enjoy with dinner. The waiter poured the sample into my glass, I swirled, sniffed, and almost passed out because of the great chocolate aromas. I had heard of chocolate showing up in the bouquet, but never experienced it before. This wine was one of my “light bulb moments.”

    Even today when we visit that restaurant I can point to the table where we sat and say “that’s where we had that terrific Groth…”

    Thanks for a great show, as always!

    Bill Wilson

  5. 5 Joe Levine Sep 6th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Hi guys,
    I’ve been trying to catch up on a bunch of episodes I have missed. A problem I have run into, however, has been the inability to download almost every one of your episodes goiing back to the one on Terroir. I haven’t gotten to read other’s comments yet, but I was hoping there was a simple solution. I love listening to your show, and I like being able to bring it to work [where I’m not supposed to be downloading or using streaming audio] or just have it saved for reference. Do you have any simple answers to help me out? Thanks in advance, and keep up the good work [though it often sounds more like fun than work].

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