Guarachi Family Wines Sun Chase Pinot Noir 2016

Guarachi Family Wines Sun Chase Pinot Noir 2016

(Sun Chase) – The Northwest corner of Sonoma County provides a cool maritime climate resulting in an ideal location for Pinot Noir. The hillsides of Sun Chase sit 1,400 feet above the valley floor and receive ample sunlight. Balanced fruit, minerality and a lasting finish are hallmarks of this rich Pinot Noir.

VINTAGE: 2016

VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir

APPELLATION: Sonoma Coast

AGING: 11 months in 100% French oak, 40% New

ALCOHOL: 14.8 %

TASTING NOTES: Balanced fruit, minerality and a lasting finish are hallmarks of this rich Pinot Noir. Beautiful floral mix of rose petal and violet on the nose followed intricately by juicy, subtle red fruit and balanced acidity/minerality. Decadent “burgundian” style Pinot Noir from one of CA’s finest vineyards.

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Guarachi Family Wines Sun Chase Pinot Noir 2016

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WINERY OVERVIEW
After many years marketing and assisting in the production of fine wine from all over the world, Alex Guarachi created a brand to carry his own family name and reflect only the highest quality Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in California. Guarachi Family Wines is sourced from micro-lots within California’s most premier appellations – Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley.

WINEMAKER PROFILE
Julian Gonzalez, Chief Winemaker
Julian Gonzalez serves as lead winemaker for Guarachi Family Wines and caretaker to Guarachi’s Meadowrock estate (Atlas Peak AVA of Napa Valley) and Sun Chase Vineyard (Petaluma Gap AVA of Sonoma Coast).

Previously, 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.

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