Guarachi Family Wines
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
The Bold and the Beautiful
Today’s wine will not last the day! Why? Because it is stupendous. That, and it doesn’t hurt that the wine was made by Paul Hobbs, or that Wine Enthusuast gave the wine a 94 point score - and named it a Top 100 Wine of 2013 - and a Cellar Selection.
For nearly three decades before launching Guarachi Family Wines, proprietor Alex Guarachi was an importer of some of the finest South American wines on the planet. When he set about to create his own wines in the United States, he knew that it had to be Napa - and that it had to be the best. He hired the legendary Paul Hobbs to supervise the winemaking, sourced from the finest vineyard sources in the Napa Valley, and fermented in the finest French barrels. The result is today’s really remarkable Guarachi Family Wines 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that our entire tasting panel fell head over heels in love with.
Today’s wine delivers the sort of robust elegance that you expect from the finest Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a steal even at its full retail price, but you can steal some from us - and save nearly $20 a bottle. Please hurry, though, before we sell out.
Deep, dark, vivid plum at its heart, mellowing to a slightly lighter, ruby edge.
A tantalizing blend of fruit, earth, and a slight smokiness, this wine leads with bold notes of a plum, currant, and black cherry compote. Layered overtop the dark fruit are earthy notes of a fresh spring forest floor and cedar wood, followed by dark chocolate, espresso bean, and a smoky sweet vanilla spice.
Rich and refined, leading with bold notes of stewed dark plum, braised blackberry, and black currant, followed by flavors of sweet tobacco, espresso bean, and a slight hint of sweet brown spice.
Complex and beautifully elegant, with velvety tannins leading to a well structured and incredibly satisfying finish.
Bacon-wrapped filet mignon, seared in a cast iron pan, served with roasted herb-rubbed red potatoes.
What the Winery Says
A complex and layered expression of deliciously dark fruit intermingled with currant and raw cacao. Blackberry and cherry collide with hints of cola and espresso.
94 Points and Cellar Selection - 2013 Top 100 Wine of 2013, Wine Enthusiast: “Napa Cabernets of this explosive power have the challenge of maintaining balance under the assault of all that fruit. This wine, fortunately, succeeds. It does offer an explosion of blackberries, currants, cassis and mocha, but is grounded by a savory olive notes and minerality. Meanwhile, the tannin-acid balance is near perfect. It will be hard to keep your hands off it until 2020, but try.” - Steve Heimoff (10/1/2013)
- Paul Hobbs & Julian Gonzalez
- 94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Napa Valley, California
- Varietal Composition
- 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc
- Aged 18 months in 100% French oak, 60% new
About the Winery
Since the 16th Century , Chile has been producing exquisite, fine wine from European grapes brought over by the Spanish. As the oldest of the “New World” wine regions, Chile has a culture rich in a long, proud history of artisan winemaking. In his “Ode to Wine,” famed Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, romanticized wine by writing: “but you are more than love,/ the fiery kiss,/ the heat of fire,/ more than the wine of life; /you are/ the community of man.” The Chilean people have indeed built a “community of man” around their tradition of wine and so has Alex Guarachi.
When Alex came to the United States in the 1970s, he noticed that Chilean wine was not available. He vowed to change this and was one of the first importers to introduce South American wine to the American public. Twenty-five years of serving as the founder and president of TGIC Importers–the leading American importer of South American wine –Alex Guarachi decided bring the passion and spirit of his own cultural experience to your dinner table. Today, the Guarachi Family introduces you to the finest from their hearts and their homeland in California.