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Guarachi Family Wines 2017 Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir

95 Points
The Tasting Panel
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acidity
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Mission Codename Rhymes with tai chi

We knew the Las Piedras Cabernet would sell out. What do you expect when we shave that much off the top line price??

But we were ready with another smash hit from Guarachi. This time, a rockin’ rich, ultra-lavishly styled Pinot. Fans of light, elegant Burgundian style, please look away because it flaunts that show-me-the-biceps type personality.

Some key factoids to know:

• Big scores - 95 points from Tasting Panel, 93 from Wine Advocate, and 92 from Wine Enthusiast

• Sourced entirely from select Sun Chase Vineyard lots

• Made by a disciple of the Paul Hobb$ school of winemaking

• Nearly half off!

The fruit comes from a combination of lots in the Petaluma Gap’s Sun Chase vineyard. Winemaker Julian Gonzalez comes straight from the school of Paul Hobbs winemaking. And it shows. This tastes expensive - as a $65 Pinot should… but of course, at our price today it somehow tastes even better. Quite full-bodied, lush, and highly aromatic. MOUNTAINS of black cherry pie, strawberry licorice, cola, and vanilla, with a nice dose of baking spices thrown in. Dense, round, and opulent, but still retains enough acidity to keep it lively.

Again, if you know Guarachi, you know what to expect here. And if you’re still one of the uninitiated few who has not tried their wines… well, we can’t click for you! Don’t miss out!

95 Points – The Tasting Panel

“The 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has very attractively fresh and bright fruit aromas here. This Pinot has power with an edge of soft and supple texture, around a ripe core of bright, red-cherry, and red-plum flavors. The focused finish holds long and true. Drink or hold.”

93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple with aromas of blue fruit preserves, warm red cherries and baked blackberries with potpourri and orange peel plus notes of dried leaves. The palate is medium-bodied with intense, spicy red, black and blue fruits, finely textured grainy tannins and a layered finish. Drink 2019-2027.”

92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“This bold, flavorful wine has a baked quality to its rich notes of strawberry and cherry. Rich and smoky in oak, it showers the fruit in savory elements of clove and nutmeg, the whole layered and unabashedly full bodied.”

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Guarachi Family Wines 2017 Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Label
Guarachi Family Wines 2017 Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Label
dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Look

Bright ruby with a near-neon glow of purple on the fresh and enticing appearance

Smell

MOUNTAINS of black cherry pie, strawberry licorice, cola, vanilla, baking spices

Taste

Quite full-bodied, lush, and highly aromatic, seemingly sweet but dry and complex

Finish

Dense, round, and opulent, but still retains enough acidity to keep it lively and long

Pairing

BIG so think wild mushrooms, earthy, smoky, top-notch charcuterie, aged cheeses

What the Winery Says 2017 Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir

Guarachi Family Wines
Guarachi Family Wines
Consulting winemaker
Paul Hobbs
Winemaker
Julian Gonzalez
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
2017
Alcohol
14.8%
Appellation
Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
Vineyard
Sun Chase Vineyard
Aging
11 months
Barrels
40% new French oak
Production
6 barrels

About the Winery Guarachi Family Wines

Guarachi Family Wines Winemaker Paul Hobbs
Guarachi Family Wines Winemaker Paul Hobbs
Guarachi Family Wines 2017 Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
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Guarachi Family Wines 2017 Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Apr 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$65.00
Elsewhere