SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



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…
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…

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 #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…

Lot #37 KNIGHTS BRIDGE WINERY

The “New Beginnings” barrel auction lot is the first vintage crafted in Knights Bridge Winery’s new state-of-the-art winery, which opened at the end of 2021. The winery is the culmination of 15 years of exceptional winemaking from the…
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…
Maritana Vineyards

Lot #42 MARITANA VINEYARDS

"Isis Cuvée" is a collaboration between Donald Patz and Isis Daniel, who have worked together to create a distinctive wine from the 2021 vintage of Chardonnay. The diversity between Donald Patz, a longtime wine professional and current owner…

Lot #43 MERRIAM VINEYARDS

The Windacre story is about the pursuit of passion and adventure. Patriarch Peter Merriam realized his aspirations of owning a vineyard and making wine while matriarch Diana Merriam pursed her dream and created a home in Maine called "Windacre…
Martinelli Winery

Lot #44 MARTINELLI WINERY

The "Martinelli Valley Zinfandel" barrel auction lot is the very first time Zinfandel grapes from all of the Martinelli estate vineyards on Martinelli Road have been blended together. Lee Martinelli Sr. coined the term "Martinelli Valley" to…
Domaine de la Riviere and Tolosa

Lot #45 TOLOSA, DOMAINE DE LA RIVIÈRE

"3-2-1 Go" says it all: 3 vineyards, 2 wineries and 1 clone taking collaboration and terroir knowledge to a whole new level. Tolosa and Domaine de la Rivière have partnered to create a never-before wine from the single clone Pommard to showcase…

Lot #47 MIGRATION WINERY

"Running Creek Barrel Selection" was created using the best fruit from the centerpiece of Migration Winery's estate winegrowing program, Running Creek Vineyard. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the vineyard features 70 acres…