SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Lot #1 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS

Merlot got a bad rap when the movie "Sideways" was released. However one sip of this wine and you know that the movie was misleading. Unlike the wine portrayed in that film, this is a seriously big wine with rich, concentrated flavors. Quite…
Crossbarn

Lot #12 CROSSBARN

The "Farmers At Heart" barrel auction lot is a testament to Crossbarn's deep reverence for farming and the complexities of each vintage. This lot is a tribute to their highly skilled team who worked tirelessly during this vintage to be guardians…
Donum

Lot #18 DONUM ESTATE

Originally planted in 1974, Ferguson Vineyard was replanted in 2018 and 2019. This barrel lot represents wine from the first crop of Pinot Noir grown in the newly replanted vineyard, so it's aptly named "Ferguson First." Donum has only bottled…
MedLock Ames

Lot #20 MEDLOCK AMES

When co-founders Ames Morison and Chris James discovered Bell Mountain Vineyard, they found crumbling terraces and neglected Jefferson clone Merlot vines, believed to have been propagated from vine cuttings taken by Thomas Jefferson at Château…

Lot #24 FERRARI-CARANO VINEYARDS AND WINERY

This barrel lot is a beautiful single vineyard Super Tuscan wine from the high-elevation ranch called LookOut Mountain in southern Alexander Valley. These two sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese vineyard blocks have never before…

Lot #25 FISHER VINEYARDS

The "High Elevation Heritage" barrel auction lot represents a special selection from the 45th consecutive vintage produced from Whitney's Vineyard. First planted in 1973 to Old Wente clone Chardonnay, the site is located at an elevation of 1,000…

Lot #27 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY

A play on words of one of Francis Ford Coppola's famous films "The Outsiders," you can be "The Insider" - an insider into the Coppola winemaking family, an insider into the inner workings of the winery and an insider into what normally just…
Garden Creek

Lot #31 GARDEN CREEK RANCH VINEYARDS WINERY

The Wappo tribe named the Mayacamas Mountains for the powerful everlasting howls of the mountain lions and coyotes roaming the majestic countryside. The howling penetrates the valley today and to hear it is to understand the great respect the…

Lot #34 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS

The 2020 vintage marked the first exploration of barrel-aged sparkling wine for Gloria Ferrer. The Emerald Cuvée was the first wine released when the winery opened in 1986. In honor of their very first wine and inspired by new beginnings, the…

Lot #40 KENDALL-JACKSON

“Dos Vistas” is a blend from a single barrel, hand selected from Winemaster Randy Ullom, 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Icon and Winemaker Susan Lueker's favorite vineyards, Alden Vineyard and Kellogg Vineyard. Thoughtfully crafted for…
Rodney Strong

Lot #51 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS

Brothers Vineyard is one of Rodney Strong Vineyards' three hillside vineyards in the Alexander Valley and a jewel in their portfolio of eleven vineyards. Each year, Brothers Vineyards produces dark, intense Cabernet Sauvignon, which forms the…

Lot #54 PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Rock Arch Vineyard is home to the oldest vines on the Pride estate and bisected by the Napa-Sonoma county line. The vines that produced this barrel auction lot are located at the highest elevation of the entire property, 2,100 feet, and are…
Ram's Gate

Lot #55 RAM’S GATE WINERY

“Devil in the Details” is the delicious blend of four vineyards that Ram’s Gate Winery usually reserves for their single vineyard program. It seemed to be a pretty simple premise for this first-ever blend, but merging the personalities…
Rombauer

Lot #58 ROMBAUER VINEYARDS

This is a rare opportunity to explore how vine age affects Chardonnay. Rombauer Vineyards has set aside 10 cases of 2021 Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo family's Home Ranch in the Carneros region of Sonoma County for this "Age & Beauty" barrel…
Seghesio

Lot #63 SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARDS

"Edoardo's Journey" pays homage to the beginning of the Seghesio family story in Sonoma County and the Zinfandel and Sangiovese grapes that continue to be made into beautiful wines today. In 1895, Italian immigrant Edoardo Seghesio and his new…
Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Lot #64 STONESTREET ESTATE VINEYARDS

"The Pinnacle" represents the truest expression of Stonestreet’s mountain estate vineyards, meticulously hand-selected and crafted. The most patient collectors will truly be rewarded here as the wine was designed to age for minimum of five…
Aperture

Lot #68 APERTURE CELLARS

This barrel auction lot marks the first vintage of Aperture's Cabernet Sauvignon from Farrow Ranch in Alexander Valley. Acquired in 2021, it is the newest estate property for the winery. Winemaker Jesse Katz and the Aperture team have been working…

Lot #71 SILVER OAK

Exclusively available at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, "The Big 4" lot was crafted from the top Silver Oak estates in Alexander Valley. All of the sites are sustainably farmed by the Duncan family and include Alexander Valley Estate, Red…