2014 Guarachi Family Wines Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California USA
The 2014 Guarachi Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced 80% from Broken Rock Ranch vineyard and 20% from Las Piedras vineyard.
Broken Rock Vineyard has a complex hillside structure and a rich valley floor flavor. The positioning of this stunning vineyard provides plenty of afternoon sun for the 2,000 vines that were planted per acre. Blessed with high drainage and low fertility soil on the Eastern Ridge of Napa Valley and at the foot of Atlas Peak, Broken Rock consistently produces wines of unusual intensity and concentration. It is no surprise that wines produced from this vineyard can easily accept merit in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100” list.
Las Piedras is known for its rich, gravely soil and traces its roots back to the original land grants of over 150 years. These vines help to produce a mineral driven Cabernet Sauvignon. It is characterized by long summer days with gentle breezes, from the Mayacamas Mountains from the Pacific, throughout the afternoon. This cabernet is definitely not one to miss.
This 100% varietal wine comes from two stellar sites: Broken Rock on Atlas Peak and Las Piedras, an appropriately gravelly site farmed by Andy Beckstoffer. Together, they yield magic—a thick, juicy and well-integrated layering of red cherry, clove and cigar that exudes a strong barrel presence and structured tannin profile.
Rated 94 Points Wine Enthusiast
The initial push of vivid raspberry and currant picks up herb and earth notes, gaining a measure of elegance and grace before ending with firm tannins. Best from 2019 through 2030.
Rated 92 Points Wine Spectator