94 Points Wine Enthusiast :Napa 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 and explosion of blackberries, currants, cassis and mocha, but is grounded by savory olive notes and minerality. Meanwhile, the tannin-acid balance is near perfet. It will be hard to keep your hands off it until 2020, but try.
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 Valley’s excellent reputation for grape growing. The 2007 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.
Guarachi Family Wines’ Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Georges III, Lincoln, and Winfield Vineyards in Napa Valley. The Georges III vineyard in Napa’s Rutherford is the most prominent. It once belonged to the historic Beaulieu Vineyard, which was originally planted by Georges DeLatour of Beaulieu in 1928.
In September 2007, our grapes were harvested and a total of 23.23 tons were extracted from these vineyards, producing a limited 2,539 cases. Our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and was aged for 18 months.