SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



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…

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…
DaVero

Lot #14 DAVERO FARMS & WINERY

Never before has the winemaking team at DaVero seen such concentrated fruit and complex aromas come from their Primitivo, resulting in an "Old World" feel to this vintage. Perhaps it was the wisdom of the old vines or simply a lucky location…

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…

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…
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…

Lot #33 H•L•R CELLARS, CAROL SHELTON WINES

"Not Too Petite" is a barrel auction lot collaboration between H•L•R Cellars and Carol Shelton Wines, who have married two completely different varieties that are not usually blended. Steve Heller of H•L•R Cellars contributed a lovely…
Meadowcroft Wines

Lot #49 MEADOWCROFT WINES

Meadowcroft Wines has never created a blend sourced exclusively from Dry Creek Valley and featuring more than 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, primarily Clone 1103, from Wyldvin Vineyard (previously Louvau Vineyard). Planted over 30 years ago, this picturesque…
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…

Lot #66KOSTA BROWNE WINERY

Kosta Browne Winery has never before and will never again offer this blend from such an iconic quartet of vineyards. Together, the Treehouse, Bootlegger's Hill, Keefer Ranch, and Gap's Crown vineyards combine to create the "Pacific Cuvée,"…
Three Sticks

Lot #67 THREE STICKS WINES

"Single 667" refers to a single Dijon clone of Pinot Noir-667, known for its small berries and seductive hue, that has been blended from two unique blocks from Gap's Crown Vineyard. This is the ninth vintage of Gap's Crown Pinot Noir produced…

Lot #70 WALT WINES

The barrel auction lot "Pinpoint Extreme" is a collaboration between the WALT Winemaking team, Megan Gunderson and Alison Frichtl Hollister, and prominent Pinot Noir winemaker Adam Lee of Clarice Wine Co. The trio focused on a unique site for…