2019 Tenshen Red Blend
Dark cherry, white pepper and spring floral aromas blend with dense blackberry flavors, sweet tannins and a juicy finish.
2019 Tenshen Red Blend “tenshən” is a play on words that nods to the winemaking acumen and the tension that occurs when harvesting – an abstract energy that a wine possesses, inspired by picking at a just-ripe-enough precipice and then getting out of the way.
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.
As a boy growing up in Santiago, Chile, Alex Guarachi always saw himself coming to America to play professional soccer. After accepting a scholarship to San Jose State, he almost made his dream a reality, but just as he was being scouted by the pros, a career ending injury shattered his hopes. It’s in those types of difficult situations that a person’s true character is revealed.
For Alex, another passion of his was the wines of his homeland. He saw Chile as a viticultural paradise, but in 1985, the idea of selling wines from South America seemed crazy, especially in the backyard of Napa & Sonoma. But succeed he did. Working from a garage and performing every task, Alex was order taker, warehouse manager and truck driver.
He built his importing company into one of the industry’s leading companies and in 2010 was honored by Wine Enthusiast as Importer of the Year.