Guarachi Family Cabernet Sauvignon
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As the most famous American wine region, Napa Valley is known for producing the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is created with the finest resources that Napa has to offer.
This 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep reddish brown color with focused fruits such as cherry and blackberry yielding to long and supple tannins on the palate.
Napa Valley enjoys a Mediterranean climate with a long growing season that is marked by warm, summer days and cool evenings. These climate conditions are ideal for grapes to ripen slowly and evenly; promoting a balance between sugar and acid development. We experienced climate conditions that reaffirm Napa Valleys excellent reputation for grape growing. The 2008 growing season for our Cabernet Sauvignon started hot but yielded to long, temperate days with cooler nights. Ultimately, the steady temperatures allowed the grapes to reach maturity with a long, slow even-ripening.
The area has a unique terroir with over half of the worlds soil orders located in an area one-eighth the size of Bordeaux. The well drained soil is composed of gravel, loam and sand rich in volcanic deposits and marine sediments. We tried to capture the harmonious diversity of this terroir with our wine.
Guarachi Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Elkington-Setty, Lincoln, and Winfield Vineyards in Napa Valley. In September 2008, our grapes were harvested and a total of 3.5 tons were extracted from these vineyards, producing a limited 1,706 cases. Our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and was aged for 18 months.
This 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep reddish brown color with focused fruits such as cherry and blackberry yielding to long and supple tannins on the palate. This is a complex, dense and well-balanced wine that can cellar for at least 10 years.
This tiny strip of land just north of San Francisco is home to America’s most prestigious wineries. Its climate is ideal for viticulture. Ironically, it was deemed too ideal for some vintners, who have moved their vineyards from the valley’s flat plain to the hills in the east and west, adhering to the idea that grapes that struggle to grow yield better wine. The climate, soil, and individual wineries are enormously varied, so it’s impossible to identify a singular trait of Napa wines. In addition, nearly every noble grape is grown here, although Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the primary grapes. In the past, Napa’s wines have alternated between extremely fruity and fat to lean and subtle. Today the best Napa wines have achieved a balance between these extremes. Many are made to be drunk young and have abundant ripe fruit; others can be initially hard and tannic, but soften over four or five years to perfumed, cedary fruit. White Napa wines are excellent with fresh-grilled fish and chicken, but can also cope with more spicy and creamy flavors. Many Napa reds will overwhelm delicate cuisine, but rich red meat and cheeses do make good companions.