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Guarachi Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2015  - Invino

Guarachi Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2015

Pinot Noir  |  US


Wow! We’re hitting a LOT of pleasure buttons today – 92 POINTS, stunning price, Sonoma Coast pinot primarily from the famed Petaluma Gap vineyard, Sun Chase that Alex Guarachi owns. This world-class fruit is blended with the equally epic Gap's Crown vineyard….what else can we say?! Less than 200 cases were even produced of this wine!

If you don’t know Alex Guarachi (G), you probably have had a wine he’s imported. As a bit of a maverick, this would-be pro-soccer-player-turned-wine-importer from his native Argentina is legendary in the wine world. When he started making his own wine, he did it no-holds-barred, with the best barrels, winemaker, top vineyards, and limited production. THAT’S why we are stunned to have some priced like this!!

Alex’s stylish wines are models of velvet tannin, plush middles, ripe fruit and terrific generosity. This is not subtle, a big, ripe beast of a wine that you are going to love. This 2015, with the perfect amount of age at this point, is soaring with rich cherry fruit, strawberry, sweet baking spices and warm berry pie notes. It’s rich and round, long and immensely satisfying.


About the Producer

"Alex Guarachi is owner of Guarachi Family Wines and founder of Guarachi Wine Partners (formally TGIC Global Fine Wine Company). Alex came to the United States on a soccer scholarship from his native country, Chile. However, when an injury shattered his athletic dreams, he went back to his roots to find new aspirations. While living in the backyard of Napa Valley and Sonoma County ? where South American wines had previously been unknown ? Alex saw an opportunity. He endeavored, against all odds, to carve out a share of the American wine market for the extraordinary wines from his home country. As a result, he began the uphill journey of entrepreneurship and started importing Chilean wines into Napa and Sonoma. Behind every successful business is a struggle and this was no exception. Alex started working out of his very own garage and performed every little (and large) task himself. He was the order taker, the warehouse manager, the salesman and even the truck driver in an attempt to gain recognition and put his foot in the door. Despite the challenges that he faced, Alex forged his company into a leading importer, marketer, and producer of fine wines. Guarachi Wine Partners became one of the first importers of Chilean and Argentine wines and has grown exponentially to represent wines from around the world. It is now the second largest importer of South American wines and in 2010 was honored as Importer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine's prestigious Wine Star Awards. In 2007, after 22 years of serving as the founder and president of GWP, Alex Guarachi poured his passion for building wine brands into his own high end & boutique label, Guarachi Family Wines, with well-crafted and limited bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. It has since expanded with the acquisition of prestigious estate vineyards, such as Meadowrock in the Atlas Peak appellation of Napa Valley and Sun Chase overlooking Gap?s Crown in the Sonoma Coast Petaluma Wind Gap. Alex serves as a testament to the American dream. The living embodiment of what one person can accomplish with an idea and the will to create something for himself and a legacy for his family."

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This small-production wine from two spectacular sites in the Petaluma Gap is robustly earthy and spicy, showing compost and blue fruit flavor. Broadly structured, it expands on the palate, its finish dotted with black tea and clove.

  • BlendPinot Noir
  • WinemakerJulian Gonzalez
  • CountryUS
  • RegionSonoma Coast
  • AppellationCalifornia North Coast
  • VineyardSun Chase and Gap's Crown