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…
Balletto

Lot #3 BALLETTO VINEYARDS

Pelletti Vineyard was destined for growing fantastic Pinot Noir with its perfect weather, fog, ocean breezes, rolling hills, northeast and northwest slopes, and good drainage. This 5-acre block with Goldridge soils and a warm micro climate is…
BACA

Lot #4 BACA WINES

Sourced from the oldest section, Block 6 of the historic Maffei Vineyard planted in 1928, BACA's "Tug O' War" Zinfandel has some history. This wine was born in California's historic vineyards planted many decades ago by a community of Italian…
Limerick Lane

Lot #6 LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

The team at Limerick Lane Cellars believes that world-class wines are the ones that speak to a place, not a person. When you have an estate that is ideal for growing Zinfandel, it's best to stay out of the way. When going through lots in the…
Chappellet

Lot #9 CHAPPELLET VINEYARD

One Sonoma County Barrel Auction winner will be lucky enough to experience true enchantment in a bottle in the form of Chappellet Vineyard’s “Apple Lane Magic.” Winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus selected this single barrel of Clone 667 to…
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…
Davis Bynum

Lot #15 DAVIS BYNUM

This barrel lot is the last vintage of Pinot Noir that will be made from Jane's Vineyard, which was planted to a mix of Dijon, Swiss and heritage clones of Pinot Noir. It is a unique blend of small lot fermented Pinot Noir from the incredible…

Lot #17 DRY CREEK VINEYARD

"50th Anniversary Fumé Blanc" represents an integral piece of history for Sonoma County grape growing and winemaking by recreating Sonoma County's first Fumé Blanc. This exclusive offering was created especially for the Sonoma County Barrel…
Emeritus

Lot #19 EMERITUS VINEYARDS

Planted two decades ago to the Pommard Clone of Pinot Noir, the prized B Block of Hallberg Ranch features some of the oldest vines at the vineyard. Dry farmed and grown in deep soils, these vines have root structures that go as deep as 20 feet…
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 #21 CIRQ

"Welcome to the Circus" is a nod to Winemaker Michael Browne's history as a young man growing up performing in the circus in Washington, which is the inspiration behind the CIRQ wines and label. This lot was created especially for the 2022 Sonoma…

Lot #23 ENROUTE WINERY

With "Concrete Dijon," what you see is what you get: Dijon clones from EnRoute's original single vineyard site, Amber Ridge, fermented in a concrete vessel. But that's not the whole story. This barrel auction lot had an extended and very cold…

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 #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 #32 GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY

The "Rochioli Old River Block" barrel lot features fruit from one of the most famous of Rochioli vineyard blocks. Some of the vines come from cuttings taken from the original "mother" block planted in 1968. Gary Farrell Winery is one of only…
Hartford Family Vineyards

Lot #35 HARTFORD FAMILY WINERY

In Greek mythology, “Cassiopeia” was a queen who often boasted about her unrivaled beauty. She was placed in the northern sky by Poseidon as punishment for her vanity. The resulting constellation has five bright stars in it and is easily…
Bob Cabral Kanzler

Lot #38 KANZLER VINEYARDS, BOB CABRAL WINES

Exclusive to the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is this first-ever collaborative lot between well-known winemakers Bob Cabral and Alex Kanzler. "Partners in Pinot" highlights what a master, and an up-and-comer, both love most about fruit grown…