2017 Tenshen White
2017 Tenshen White Aromas of tangerine and ripe melon lead to flavors of peach and apricot, Balanced acidity and juicy honeysuckle accent the finish with a hint of hazelnut.
Tenshen’s first varietal is an extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon offering aromas of dark chocolate and violets mingled with dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry, sweet tannins, and oak entice your palate. tenshən’s thought-provoking Rhône blends are tenacious and alluring. The red exhibits brooding dark fruit that is accented by Santa Barbara spice and completed by a mouthwatering finish. The white has aromas of tangerine and ripe melon, balanced acidity and a finish with a hint of hazelnut. The rosé has a brilliant and vibrant pink color, phenomenal structure and beautiful floral aroma and fresh citrusy flavor with a crisp, clean finish.
Over 30 years ago, Alex Guarachi came to the United States from Chile on a soccer scholarship. When an injury shattered his athletic dreams, he went back to his roots for inspiration on what to do next. Alex embraced his other passion: the wines of his homeland. Having worked from a garage and performing every task, Alex eventually built his wine import company, Guarachi Wine Partners, into one of the industry’s leading companies and in 2010 was honored as Importer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux.
In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly. Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.