2014 Groth Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
I was recently in Napa and enjoyed an amazing tasting with food pairings at B Cellars, in a prime semi-new Oakville location, that I highly recommend, as much for the food as for the B Cellars wines, especially their ’12 Dr. Crane. But across the street from B Cellars, in this prime of all prime spots in the valley, was Groth, a winery that I have explored before, but one that I hate to admit that I kind of forgot about amid all the various Napa wines in the area. Now a week later, I’m at Costco and I run into the ’14 Groth Sauvignon Blanc for $16.99 and I knew I had to try it.
The wine pours a light yellow, with floral, garden aromas and a hint of orange liqueur; light in body with a healthy dose of acidity, and beautiful citrus fruit flavors, more orange liqueur (Grand Mariner), lemon zest, a little green apple and some slight oak influence on the finish. I found this to be a very enjoyable white for summer days that can pair with a wide range of food, and a wine that I’d recommend readers who enjoy this style should try.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Costco item number: 63093
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA