Guarachi Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - New Canaan Wine

Guarachi Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Guarachi Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
$75.00

SKU 05259

750ml

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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.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Guarachi
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine EnthusiastNapa 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.

October 2013
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Wine SpectatorA 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.

James Laube, August 31, 2013