SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Lot #1 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS

Merlot got a bad rap when the movie "Sideways" was released. However one sip of this wine and you know that the movie was misleading. Unlike the wine portrayed in that film, this is a seriously big wine with rich, concentrated flavors. Quite…
Donum

Lot #2 ACAIBO

This wine has been crushed, fermented and aged for almost 18 months in an amphora (clay vessel) so it it is named for the only vessel it has seen throughout its life from grape to bottle. The owners of Acaibo have a long heritage of winegrowing…
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…
Donum

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…
Donum

Lot #7 BROOKS NOTE

"Wind and Sea" is a blend of two vineyards from the Petaluma Gap AVA boasting exceptional concentration of fruit. Panther Ridge, which is biodynamically farmed, sits at an elevation of 1,000 feet on the western slopes of Sonoma Mountain and…

Lot #8 CHALK HILL ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary year. To mark this momentous occasion, they are offering this 50th Anniversary Chardonnay lot. This wine will be made with 100% Chalk Hill Proprietary Clone 97,…
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…
Donum

Lot #10 BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY

The "Vitae Vi - Life Force" lot is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic collaboration between Winemaker Lisa Amaroli and Chris Benziger from Benziger’s Sonoma Mountain Estate, specially crafted for SoCoBA by the Benziger Family, 2022 Sonoma County…
Donum

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…
Donum

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…
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…
Donum

Lot #18 DONUM ESTATE

Originally planted in 1974, Ferguson Vineyard was replanted in 2018 and 2019. This barrel lot represents wine from the first crop of Pinot Noir grown in the newly replanted vineyard, so it's aptly named "Ferguson First." Donum has only bottled…
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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…
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Lot #20 MEDLOCK AMES

When co-founders Ames Morison and Chris James discovered Bell Mountain Vineyard, they found crumbling terraces and neglected Jefferson clone Merlot vines, believed to have been propagated from vine cuttings taken by Thomas Jefferson at Château…