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…
Banshee

Lot #5 BANSHEE WINES

Banshee Wines took advantage of a first-time opportunity to source grapes from Frates Road and Davis Lane Vineyards for the "Wind & Fog" barrel auction lot. The vineyards are positioned in the Petaluma Gap sub-region of Sonoma Coast, which…
Copain

Lot #11 COPAIN WINES

Copain Wines has never before bottled a Pinot Noir from Tidal Break vineyard but decided to embark on this delicious experiment during the exceptional 2021 vintage where they usually make Chardonnay. The goal of Winemaker Ryan Zepaltas with…
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…

Lot #13 CRESCERE

Platt Vineyard is considered by many to be one of the 'grand cru' sites of California. Located just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean the Pinot Noir from the Platt tends to be more Burgundian in character and the long, slow development of the…

Lot #16 DK WINE GROUP BY DAN KOSTA

“A New Chapter” comes from DK Wine Group, a new project by Dan Kosta. While the brand has yet to be revealed, this will be the first barrel lot under this exciting new project, sourced exclusively from block 13 of Sonoma Coast's Campbell…
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 #22 ERNEST VINEYARDS

A play on the words ‘Chardonnay’ and ‘clay’ aging vessels, “Char-Don-Clay” showcases the essence of West Sonoma Coast's Freestone with this blend of two Chardonnay sites Ernest Vineyards leases and farms organically. Primary fermentation…

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…
Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Lot #28 FREEMAN VINEYARD & WINERY

This is the first-ever bottling of Freeman Vineyard & Winery Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir. The limited production of this wine has restricted its availability to the Friends of Freeman Wine Club members, so it is not sold via retail. The…
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…
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…
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…

Lot #59SIDURI

West (Sonoma) County diehards will tell you that every day spent west of Highway 101 is a good one, every day spent west of Highway 116 is an even better one. "West County Cuvée" shows the world why. This blend of vineyards from Green Valley…

Lot #61 SOJOURN CELLARS

Only for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction would Sojourn Cellars combine two iconic vineyards and two heritage clones into a once-in-a-lifetime blend! This historical barrel auction lot was created from the Old Wente clone grown in the Durell…
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…