WINEMAKER(S)
Alex Guarachi, Julian Gonzalez

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 40

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Guarachi Family Wines
Top Secret

Pinot Noir
Sun Chase Vineyard
Sonoma Coast
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Inspired by his daughter’s horse, “Top Secret,” founder Alex Guarachi selected this top secret single vineyard blend from his Sun Chase Estate Vineyard—one of Sonoma Mountain’s highest properties. Sun Chase is one of the most highly sought-after Pinot Noir vineyards in the Petaluma Gap, a coastal mountain opening that draws brisk winds and cooling fog from the coast toward the San Pablo Bay.

Its climate is heavily influenced by cool ocean breezes, and the winds reduce heat stress on the grapevines, allowing for slow and even maturation of the fruit. The constant coastal influence and strong winds yield berries with thick skins, leading to very concentrated, rich and flavorful Pinot Noirs due to the high skin-to-juice ratio. This lot is an exemplary offering from this well-regarded Sonoma County winery, and an estate-bottled wine that promises to not stay secret for long.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

August 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

March 2018

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.