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Great wine is all about tension and
the elusiveness of this characteristic.

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our story

“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.

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.

Alex Guarachi

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.

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Julian Gonzalez

Gonzalez was Lead Winemaker for all Paul Hobbs Consulting programs from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, Gonzalez worked under winemaker and mentor, Rolando Herrera, at Mi Sueno, Argentina’s Vina Cobos and Paul Hobbs Winery in addition to working in the cellars at Stag’s Leap, Dominus Estate and Louis M. Martini Winery. Gonzalez has multiple 100-point wines under his pedigree.

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