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Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Kaiken Ultra Malbec Named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017


Full List Unveiled at WineSpectator.com

Woodland Hills, CA (Dec. 4, 2017)Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has announced the Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (91 points) has been named the #29 wine and Kaiken Ultra Malbec (90 points) has been named #45 in this year’s list of the Top 100 Wines. The full list of the Top 100 Wines can be found online at http://top100.winespectator.com.

“The Top 100 is our selection of the most exciting wines reviewed by our editors this year,” said Thomas Matthews, executive editor, Wine Spectator. “These wines are the comeback stories, the rising stars, the amazing values and the new benchmarks. They mark the wine world’s most impressive achievements in 2017, and we are thrilled to share them with our readers. Each and every winery should be proud.”

Alex Guarachi, Founder and CEO of Guarachi Wine Partners said, “We are thrilled that 2 of our premiere brands have been given this prestigious honor by one of the top wine publications in the world. It shows the level of quality and winemaking that go into both the Santa Ema and Kaiken brands and make them stand out as some of the best wines from Chile and Argentina.”

The winning bottles were selected from a pool of nearly 17,000 wines reviewed by Wine Spectator editors in the magazine’s blind tastings. Selections are based on four criteria: quality (represented by score), value (reflected by price), availability (based on the number of cases either made or imported into the U.S.) and what Wine Spectator calls the “X-factor”—or, in other words, the excitement generated by the wine.

An annual highlight since 1988, the Top 100 list presents a diverse group, ranging from emerging labels and regions to traditional estates exploring new directions. The list is a guide to wineries to watch in the future—a reflection of the producers and wines that Wine Spectator’s editors are most passionate about. The full Top 100 list will be featured at http://top100.winespectator.com and in print, with profiles for each wine, in the magazine’s December 31 issue, on newsstands November 28.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 16,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About Guarachi Wine Partners

Founded by Chilean wine visionary Alex Guarachi in 1985, Guarachi Wine Partners is committed to representing the best wines of the world. GWP is a leading producer, importer and marketer of fine wines, and relies on enduring connections with national supplier, distributor and retail partners to enrich the consumer experience. They were one of the first importers of Chilean and Argentine wines and today represent brands from around the world. Including Black Ink (California), Surf Swim (California), tenshƏ(California), Tensley (California), Santa Ema (Chile), Kaiken (Argentina), Bodega Norton (Argentina), Nobilissima (Italy), Deor (Italy), and Castillo de Monseran (Spain). www.GuarachiWinePartners.com

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