Guarachi Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2011
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Strawberry, blueberry and floral nuances join firm yet silky tannins with layers of balanced fruit, minerality and a lasting smooth finish.
"Soft and billowy, this small-production Pinot offers up just the right recipe of spice, cinnamon, red raspberries and cherries. Texturally, it is a pillow-like bubble of comfy. There's a distinct minerality one doesn't usually taste with t his variety. Sourced from three vineyards on the Sonoma Coast - Gap's Crown, Sun Chase and Goldrock Ridge- this hand-picked and night-harvested red is aged 11 months in 100% French oak (55% new). "
"Candied cherry, cola, brown sugar and toasty oak flavors give this Pinot an immediate deliciousness. Savory acidity and fine tannins add to the sense of balanced importance. While it isn’t an ager, it is a dramatic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to drink now."
The Wine Advocate
- 12/9/2013 (34 items) (viewed 28 times)
Learn About Guarachi
When Alex Guarachi came to the United States in the 1970s, he noticed that Chilean wine was not available. He vowed to change this and was one of the first importers to introduce South American wine to the American public. Twenty-five years of serving as the founder and president of TGIC Importers-the leading American importer of South American wine -Alex Guarachi decided bring the...
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Learn About Sonoma County
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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