Founded by Alex Guarachi, Alex has a great American story. Originally coming to the Unite States from Chile on a soccer scholarship, Alex saw that there was a great market for South American wines in the United States. He began importing wines from Chile and Argentina into the United States, working out of his garage. Needless to say, this success story grew as he created what is now the second largest American importer of Chilean and Argentine wines. After some time Alex realized that he wanted to create his own label of wines and launched Guarachi Family Wines, which focused on high quality Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Pinot Noir from Sonoma.
Alex continues to expand his operation and has acquired several of prestigious estate vineyards including the Meadowrock in the Atlas Peak appellation of Napa Valley and Sun Chase overlooking Gap’s Crown in the Sonoma Coast Petaluma Wind Gap. I recently had the opportunity to try the new release by Guarachi Family Wines and was hugely impressed. The 2014 Guarachi Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon (WWB, 93) is a stunning rendition of the richness and terroir that you would expect from a great Napa Cab. This gorgeous wine will cellar marvelously for fifteen plus years. Alex is an inspired story of a hard-worker that has been living the American dream. Learn more about his new brand, Guarachi Family Wines at http://www.guarachifamilywines.com
2014 Guarachi Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon- Needing a one hour decant to be fully aroused the ‘Napa Valley’ Cabernet shows wonderful dark fruits on the nose with pipe tobacco and leather undertones. The palate shows wonderful richness and tension with creme de cassis, red bell pepper, mocha and anise flavors with a touch of tobacco leaf. Layered and delicious, this outstanding wine will cellar marvelously for the next two decades. Drink 2018-2035- 93