2013 Guarachi Family Wines Sun Chase Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $75. Inaugural single vineyard release from this vineyard which is now an estate property. Clones 777 and “828.” Aged 11 months in 100% French oak barrels, 55% new. Bottled in the heaviest bottle I have ever met with! · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of blackberry, marionberry and toasty oak. Full-bodied charge of purple and black berry fruits that are sweet and plush on the palate. The wine is bold and luscious, but lacks balance, with weighty tannins exerting their muscle and alcoholic warmth showing up on the finish. A big wine in every way, with a big bottle, big fruit, big tannins, and big alcohol. Score: 87. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: Guarachi Family Wines
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