Lot #42 THOMPSON 31FIFTY WINES
SINGLE ALL THE WAY
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
“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 with the Pommard clone. This is the first time he has created a single vineyard wine from this site. The Goose Vineyard, with its steep terrain and gravely soils, produces high intensity fruit with beautiful flavor profiles.
Thompson 31Fifty Wines is a culmination of a lifelong dream come true for proprietors Michael and Valerie Thompson. The winery’s name reflects its address at 3150 Westside Road that they feel is the “Rodeo Drive” of Sonoma County. Planted in 2014 by the late Ulises Valdez, Sr. it is today under the vineyard management of Lee Martinelli, Jr. and winemaker Patrick Sullivan. The winery is a platform for their mission of supporting children’s charities around the USA, working with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation amongst several others.
The Pommard clone and rootstock at Goose Vineyard was hand-selected by the late Ulises Valdez, Sr. The early morning fog and cool nights at this site provide an ideal microclimate. Patrick selected new French oak with specific toasted heads from barrel makers to perfectly match the fruit from this vineyard. The resulting “Single All the Way” is rich, round and elegant with dark cherry fruits, great structure and plenty of acid and tannins to help frame the wine.
WINEMAKER(S): Patrick Sullivan
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: May 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: December 2023
National Distribution: AL, FL, GA, LA, TXA winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.