Guarachi Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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.
A broad-shouldered red, with rich flavors and firm tannins, featuring notes of dark berry, mocha, licorice and cedar. Lightens up at midpalate, losing density and depth, ending with chewy tannins. Time may work to this wine's advantage. Drink now through 2020.