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…
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…
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…
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…
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 #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 #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 #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 #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…
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 #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…