Guarachi Family Wines

2016 'G' Napa Valley Cabernet Blend

Red Blend •Meadowrock Estate Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak

Offer Expired:Nov 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$75.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

G Whiz

Question - What has more swagger than Burt Reynolds in gator skin boots?

Answer - This Guarachi Cabernet blend!

Hard to believe, isn’t it? But it’s ALL THAT and then some. OH! And it gets better because we brought this 98-point palate thumping Napa Cabernet blend from $75 down to $45.

This hedonistic dive into the deep end comes from Guarachi Family Wines, a venture started By Alex Guarachi who came here from Chile many years ago. After building a successful importing business bringing Chilean wines to the US, he turned his attention toward making fine wines under his own boutique label in 2007. Since then he’s acquired prestigious vineyards, like Meadowrock Estate on Atlas Peak, where the fruit for this wine comes from. For years the talented Paul Hobbs made these, and he passed the torch to his former assistant Julian Gonzalez who certainly absorbed the style.

A base of 60% Cabernet provides the thrust of power, while the balance of Merlot and Syrah rounds out the complexity and extra layers of warm, ripe fruit and nuanced character. Dense and opaque in appearance, with no gradient all the way to the meniscus. The nose is all about jammy berries, sweet Morello & black cherries, along with hints of dark chocolate and floral lift of hibiscus. In the mouth, it’s a full-bodied, jam-packed thrill-ride of crème de cassis, plums, wild blackberries, pulsing with terrific secondary notes of black pepper, smoked meats, and sweet cedar. A nice tannic backbone provides an ample lattice for the fruit. Not a mild-mannered wine in any sense, and just flat out Irresistible stuff, for real. Pair with a juicy cheeseburger, with oozing gouda or swiss, sauteed mushrooms & onions.

In the name of all things self-care, please treat yourself to some BEFORE you ask for more!

98 Points - The Tasting Panel

“The first release from Alex Guarachi’s newest project hails from a site 1,450 feet up on Atlas Peak above the Napa Valley floor. Perfumed with jasmine, sandalwood, and leather-laced blackberry, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, and 12% Merlot makes a thrilling debut. Structured tannins join complex dark fruit, maintaining a combination of power and grace as dark chocolate melts to the finish.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dense and opaque in appearance, with no gradient all the way to the meniscus

Smell:

Jammy berries, sweet Morello & black cherries, along with hints of dark chocolate and floral lift of hibiscus

Taste:

A full-bodied, jam-packed thrill-ride of crème de cassis, plums, wild blackberries, pulsing with terrific secondary notes of black pepper, smoked meats, and sweet cedar

Finish:

A nice tannic backbone provides an ample lattice for the fruit. Not a mild-mannered wine in any sense, and just flat out Irresistible

Pairing:

Enjoy with a juicy cheeseburger, with oozing gouda or swiss, sauteed mushrooms & onions

What the Winery Says

Consulting winemaker
Paul Hobbs
Winemaker
Julian Gonzalez
Varietal
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 10% Merlot
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Meadowrock Estate Vineyard
Attitude
1,450 feet
Alcohol
14.8%
Aging
24 months
Barrels
40% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$75.00
Avg. Price
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