Sonoma County Barrel Auction


Welcome to the 2023 Sonoma County Barrel Auction lots! The live auction events took place May 4-5, 2023 in Healdsburg, CA. Stay tuned for details of the 10th anniversary SoCoBA planned for May 2-3, 2024!



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Lot #2 BACA WINES

BACA's "Tug O' War" Zinfandel has some impressive history – it is sourced from the oldest section of Maffei Vineyard’s Block 6, which was planted in 1928 by a community of Italian immigrants. Here, gorgeous old vines struggle in limited,…

Lot #12 CONVENE BY DAN KOSTA

“Beginnings" represents the 25-year history of Dan Kosta as a Sonoma County vintner. Convene by Dan Kosta was launched on September 8, 2022, and has received much critical acclaim. Working closely with winemaker Shane Finley since their days…

Lot #13 DAVIS BYNUM

“Three-Piece Pinot Noir” is from single vineyard sites, blended together to make something sublime. The deep color and grace of the Swan selection carries the wine, with wild aromas of the hillside block old Wente and spicy barrel fermented…
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Lot #20 EKTIMO WINERY

"Redolent Rubellite Rhapsody" comes from a one acre estate block of Dijon 115 Pinot Noir. The barrel that captured the essence of the 2022 vintage was selected for this auction lot, showcasing its youthful beauty while teasing with its alluring…

Lot #21 EMERITUS VINEYARDS

This wine is from an extraordinarily expressive barrel of 'Elite' selection Pinot Noir from the famed Hallberg Ranch. This coveted field selection was sourced as a “Clone de Valise” (suitcase clone) from Burgundy's legendary La Romanée…

Lot #22 DRY CREEK VINEYARD

“Legacy Zinfandel” is an homage to longtime winery friends Paul Bernier who farms Pillsbury Vineyard and Matt Vogensen who farms Vogensen Ranch, as well as a celebration of Dry Creek Valley's legacy. The winemaking team carefully selected…

Lot #23 ENROUTE WINERY

“I Spy a Northern Spy” is a play on words with the children's game "I Spy" and with EnRoute Winery’s Northern Spy Vineyard. The Northern Spy vineyard is named after a heritage apple variety and pays homage to the roots of agriculture prior…

Lot #27 CHEV.

“The Workshop” is a one-of-a-kind CHEV blend, inspired by Michael Browne's time spent in his father's workshop. Fond memories of working side-by-side, investing time and passion into every project they pursued, led Michael to create CHEV,…
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Lot #30 GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY

This special selection comes from two separate blocks at Rochioli Vineyard that have never been picked and fermented separately. One of them sings vibrant, bright, jubilant characteristics, while the other offers depth, with rich, dark, earthy,…

Lot #31 PATZ & HALL

Patz & Hall will mark its 35th Anniversary in 2023. To celebrate this significant milestone, Founding Winemaker James Hall has crafted a Chardonnay from the new fourteen-acre Patz & Hall Estate Vineyard in the Green Valley AVA of the…

Lot #35 WINEGROWERS OF DRY CREEK VALLEY – A. RAFANELLI WINERY, DRY CREEK VINEYARD, MAURITSON WINES, MILL CREEK VINEYARDS & WINERY, PEDRONCELLI WINERY, RIDGE VINEYARDS, SAINI VINEYARDS

For generations, Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley has captivated wine lovers all over the world. This special bottling from seven iconic Zintners of Dry Creek Valley, celebrates the outstanding bounty of the land and the unique magic of this…

Lot #36 J VINEYARDS AND WINERY

J Vineyards & Winery has never before produced a single-vineyard sparkling wine – until this extraordinary “Eastside Effervescence” lot. Eastside Knoll Vineyard was one of J's first estate vineyard properties and it remains a highlight…
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Lot #38 KOSTA BROWNE

Kosta Browne has created a captivating one-time exclusive from the historic Sebastopol Hills of Russian River Valley, meticulously focused on the iconic Marshall Ranch vineyard. When initially searching for inspiration for this wine, Winemaker…
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Lot #41 LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

This is the first time Limerick Lane Cellars has combined Ricci Vineyard Zinfandel with their historic 1910 Block Zinfandel. Both old vine vineyards have recently been reunited under Limerick Lane Cellars and expressed through this wine. These…
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Lot #42 THOMPSON 31FIFTY WINES

"Single All the Way" succinctly describes this barrel auction lot with its ONE barrel, ONE clone and ONE vineyard composition. Winemaker Patrick Sullivan selected one new French Oak barrel of Pinot Noir from Goose Vineyard, which is planted…
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Lot #45 MERRIAM VINEYARDS

This 2021 Windacre Reserve Merlot is the first and only vintage where Winemaker William Weese has hand-selected his favorite barrels from Windacre Vineyard Merlot to make this special reserve-quality blend. Windacre Vineyard is located on Limerick…

Lot #47 MIGRATION

Experience the best of their Russian River Valley fruit with this year's “Running Creek Barrel Selection” lot from Migration Winery, a pinnacle Pinot Noir from The Duckhorn Portfolio. Migration's estate Running Creek Vineyard features 70…
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Lot #49 RAM’S GATE WINERY

“Rocky Road” is a cuvée created from three distinct vineyards in three AVAs that are usually reserved for the Ram’s Gate Winery single vineyard program. The name reflects a playful take on a delicious flavor of ice cream, yet it also…

Lot #56 WILLIAMS SELYEM, ROCHIOLI VINEYARDS AND WINERY, GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY

The success of the Russian River Valley could not be possible without the pioneering spirit of Joe Rochioli Jr., who was the first grower to plant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along the idyllic Westside Road, in Healdsburg, CA, in the late 1960s.…
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Lot #60 THREE STICKS WINES

Hailing from the smallest Chardonnay site in the Three Sticks Wines portfolio and named for founder Bill Price's youngest daughter, Alana, this wine was fermented and aged in a neutral, French oak half barrel, with the intent of creating a beautiful…

Lot #63 DOMAINE DE LA RIVIÈRE

This spectacular “4x4 by Vineyard Eleven” auction lot is made from a four-barrel selection of the four clones (Swan, Mt. Eden, Pommard and UV-Vosne Romanèe) planted at Domaine de la Rivière's Vineyard Eleven. This estate vineyard is located…