Lot #33 GUARACHI FAMILY WINES
Sun Chase Vineyard
- Petaluma Gap
ABOUT THE WINE:
This wine is made from very low yield Calera, Swan and 777 clones and aged separately in French Oak. “Top Secret” takes its name from the horse owned by Alex Guarachi’s daughter when she was 12 years old. This name was chosen because Guarachi Family Wines is all about family and represents the family’s legacy. Within legacy, there are many memories. Top Secret became a part of the family and, with this wine being a limited offering, the name seemed to fit.
As a boy growing up in Santiago, Chile, Alex Guarachi always saw himself coming to America to play professional soccer. After accepting a scholarship to San Jose State, he almost made his dream a reality, but just as he was being scouted by the pros, a career-ending injury shattered his hopes. For Alex, another passion of his was selling the wines of his homeland. Working from a garage and performing every task, including order taker, warehouse manager and truck driver, he built his importing business into one of the industry’s leading companies and in 2010 Alex was honored by the Wine Enthusiast as Importer of the Year. However, he longed for the opportunity to farm grapes and create wines of his own and fulfilled his dream with the purchase of Sonoma Coast’s prestigious Sun Chase vineyard.
“Top Secret” showcases a beautiful bouquet of rose petals and violets with subtle hints of red fruit. On the palate, the Pinot Noir is juicy and well-balanced, with a perfect acidity that is complemented by a gentle minerality. Overall, this wine is easy to drink and perfect for any occasion, a must-try for Pinot Noir lovers.
WINEMAKER(S): Julian Gonzalez
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: September 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: December 2023
National Distribution: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, TX, VA, Washington, DCA winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.