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…
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…
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…
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…

Lot #48 J VINEYARDS & WINERY

"Totality" is a nod to the total solar eclipse that happened in the midst of the 2017 harvest season. By coincidence or perhaps cosmic influence, it's also the month most of the Pinot Noir used to compose this blend was brought into the cellar.…
Papapietro Perry Winery

Lot #52 PAPAPIETRO PERRY WINERY

"Founders' Blend" will never be available as a commercial bottling, no matter how good the blend might be! The Leras Family and Peters Vineyards play a crucial role in Papapietro Perry's lineup, and they rarely have enough fruit to put together…

Lot #53 PATZ & HALL

This lively barrel auction lot was made from Pinot Noir grown in Little Boot Vineyard, so it naturally had to be called "If the Boot Fits, Drink It!" This vineyard is known for creating wines with lower alcohol, higher acidity, and lots of power.…
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…
Thompson31Fifty

Lot #57 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…