Lot #3 BANSHEE WINES
WIND & FOG
Champlin Creek Vineyard
ABOUT THE WINE:
“Wind & Fog” is made from Pinot Noir that is grown in the Carneros region, which is influenced by the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The climate of lingering morning and evening fog as well as cool coastal winds that flow through the San Pablo Bay makes it the coolest and windiest AVA in Sonoma County. The fruit from this region has intense dark fruit flavor characteristics and structured tannins.
Founded in 2009, Banshee Wines creates exceptional wines that are true to Sonoma County. Offering outstanding quality, Banshee produces affordable luxury wines of extraordinary balance, purity, and depth of flavor, crafted from California’s cool, rugged, coastal areas of the far western Sonoma Coast and Sonoma County.
Located at the intersection of Sonoma Coast, Carneros and Sonoma Valley, Champlin Creek Vineyard has more soil types than all of France, ranging from rich and loamy to volcanic, rocky and well drained. “Wind & Fog” was made from Clones: 667, 115, 777 and Pommard and aged for 16 months in French oak (17% new, 20% once used). The fruit is hand-picked, 100% de-stemmed and then moved to open-tops for a 3-day cold soak. After soaking, the wine receives gentle punch downs twice a day during fermentation for 14 days, then pressed at optimal tannin extraction once ferment is dry. Expect lots of fruit (strawberry, cherry) and earthiness on the nose, cherry and raspberry flavors with rustic notes, a nice medium weight and a fun mid-palate acid that integrates nicely into a smooth, elegant finish.
WINEMAKER(S): Alicia Sylvester
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: December 2023
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.