Lot #41 MACROSTIE WINERY & VINEYARDS, SANGIACOMO WINES, TROMBETTA FAMILY WINES
WINDS OF CHANGE
Gap's Crown Vineyard 34%, Nightwing Vineyard 33%, Roberts Road Vineyard 33%
- Petaluma Gap
ABOUT THE WINE:
The term “Winds of Change” is defined as an event that has started to happen and will cause important changes. In the cool, windswept Petaluma Gap AVA, the winds of change are both literal and figurative. Featuring a block and barrel selection of extraordinary lots of fruit from three renowned vineyards (Nightwing Vineyard, Gap’s Crown Vineyard and Roberts Road Vineyard) and crafted as a collaboration by three star winemakers (Heidi Bridenhagen of MacRostie, James MacPhail of Sangiacomo and Erica Stancliff of Trombetta), the “Winds of Change” barrel auction lot showcases the driving depth, power and purity that defines spectacular wines from the acclaimed Petaluma Gap AVA. The talents and palates of these three renowned winemakers are creating dynamic change in the wine industry and are helping to establish the Petaluma Gap as one of the world’s exciting Pinot Noir regions.
In the Petaluma Gap AVA, the growers and winemakers like to talk about turning “wind to wine,” and for good reason. The Petaluma Gap and its finest vineyards are defined by wind and fog. In fact, what makes the region so unique is a wind gap in the coastal mountain range that funnels cooling breezes and fog east from the Pacific Ocean south to San Pablo Bay. These cool, windy conditions lower yields and lengthen the growing season, allowing the grapes to achieve ideal physiological ripeness much later and at lower sugar levels, creating fascinating aromas and pristine, dynamic flavors. While this extraordinary auction lot is a testament to the talents of the three winemakers who crafted it, it also showcases three grand cru-caliber vineyards. From MacRostie’s meticulously farmed, high-elevation Nightwing Vineyard, to the legendary Sangiacomo winegrowing family’s Roberts Road Vineyard at the base of Sonoma Mountain, to Trombetta’s prized section of the iconic Gap’s Crown Vineyard, this lot shows what can be achieved at world-class vineyards in a near-perfect growing season.
The “Winds of Change” barrel lot is rich, dark and alluring, with remarkable body and robust tannins promising a fascinating life ahead. With mesmerizing aromas of blue and black fruit and luxurious hints of foraged truffles, earthy minerality, anise and sweet tobacco leaf, it glides across the palate in sumptuous waves of flavor and pleasure. This stunning wine will be treasured by any connoisseur of cool-climate Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKER(S): Heidi Bridenhagen (MacRostie Winery & Vineyards), James MacPhail (Sangiacomo Wines), Erica Stancliff (Trombetta Family Wines)
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: February 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: Please inquire for more information.