Guarachi G Proprietary Red Meadowrock Vineyard Napa Valley 2017
Cabernet Blends | US
We’ve been drinking and loving this HUGE, blockbuster cab from Alex’s high-elevation Atlas Peak vineyard for months, but we HAD to tell you about this new score – you could easily spend $100 (or far more) for this level of luxury. Silky, yet packed with blue fruits and sexy spice from the 20 months in French oak, this simply drinks like something far more pricey.
If you don’t know Alex Guarachi (G), you probably have had a wine he’s imported. As a bit of a maverick, this would-be pro-soccer-player-turned-wine-importer from his native Argentina is legendary in the wine world. When he started making his own wine, he did it no-holds-barred, with the best barrels, winemaker, top vineyards, and limited production. THAT’S why we are stunned to have some priced like this!!
As noted, the G has that Atlas Peak mountainside power. Dark, brooding, but oh-so sultry and full of depth. Ripe blue fruit, ripe plums and blackberry, Asian spice...just “guilty pleasure” level juice! Get it while it’s here! Don’t forget FREE SHIPPING on 4 or more!
About the Producer
"Alex Guarachi is owner of Guarachi Family Wines and founder of Guarachi Wine Partners (formally TGIC Global Fine Wine Company).
Alex came to the United States on a soccer scholarship from his native country, Chile. However, when an injury shattered his athletic dreams, he went back to his roots to find new aspirations. While living in the backyard of Napa Valley and Sonoma County – where South American wines had previously been unknown – Alex saw an opportunity. He endeavored, against all odds, to carve out a share of the American wine market for the extraordinary wines from his home country. As a result, he began the uphill journey of entrepreneurship and started importing Chilean wines into Napa and Sonoma. Behind every successful business is a struggle and this was no exception. Alex started working out of his very own garage and performed every little (and large) task himself. He was the order taker, the warehouse manager, the salesman and even the truck driver in an attempt to gain recognition and put his foot in the door. Despite the challenges that he faced, Alex forged his company into a leading importer, marketer, and producer of fine wines.
Guarachi Wine Partners became one of the first importers of Chilean and Argentine wines and has grown exponentially to represent wines from around the world. It is now the second largest importer of South American wines and in 2010 was honored as Importer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine's prestigious Wine Star Awards.
In 2007, after 22 years of serving as the founder and president of GWP, Alex Guarachi poured his passion for building wine brands into his own high end & boutique label, Guarachi Family Wines, with well-crafted and limited bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. It has since expanded with the acquisition of prestigious estate vineyards, such as Meadowrock in the Atlas Peak appellation of Napa Valley and Sun Chase overlooking Gap’s Crown in the Sonoma Coast Petaluma Wind Gap.
Alex serves as a testament to the American dream. The living embodiment of what one person can accomplish with an idea and the will to create something for himself and a legacy for his family."
Spice, graphite and dark, dense berries permeate this teeth-gripping, seductive 100% Cab Sauvignon from Guarachi's new high elevation estate. A caress of dried violets, crushed gravel and boysenberry coat the palate. Red volcanic soils heighten the intensity of the wine's acidity and its tannic complexity.
Aromas of blackcurrants, dried herbs, iodine and tobacco leaf. It’s medium-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Flavorful with mineral, umami character. Drink or hold.
- WinemakerJulian Gonzalez
- RegionCalifornia North Coast
- AppellationNapa Valley
- VineyardRed Meadowrock Vineyard
- Aging/Cooperage20 months in 100% French oak, 40% new