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2010 Guarachi Family Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon

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March 24, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Black and blue fruit liqueur, vanilla and pipe tobacco on the deeply scented nose. Fleshy, palate-coating blueberry and cherry vanilla flavors pick up a smoky nuance with air, along with fruitcake and licorice qualities. In a distinctly weighty, flamboyant style, with sexy oak spice notes carrying through the clinging, gently tannic finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

This wine is quite opulent, and brimming with flavors of new oak, black currants, blueberries and dark chocolate.

90Wine Spectator

The fresh, pure dark berry, floral and spicy scents are firm and snappy, with vivid dark berry, cedar, black licorice and red candy notes, ending with firm tannins and subtle earthy and cigar box nuances.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.