Lot #43 MACROSTIE WINERY & VINEYARDS, SOJOURN CELLARS
RIDE LIKE THE WIND
- Petaluma Gap
ABOUT THE WINE:
Like a power-ballad from two rockstars of Pinot Noir, this one-of-a-kind auction lot invites you to savor the skill and artistry of winemakers Heidi Bridenhagen (MacRostie Winery & Vineyards) and Randy Bennett (Sojourn Cellars) in an unforgettable jam session featuring the collaboration of the finest lots of Pinot Noir from the acclaimed Nightwing Vineyard. A lyrical ode to the Petaluma Gap, where wind transforms wines into songs of grace and grandeur, “Ride Like the Wind” celebrates one of Sonoma County’s extraordinary new AVAs, and the vineyard that promises to help make it famous among Pinot Noir lovers.
For decades now, both Sojourn Cellars and MacRostie Winery & Vineyards have played a pivotal role in pioneering elegant and energetic expressions of terroir-inspired Pinot Noir from the most acclaimed vineyards in Sonoma County. Nightwing Vineyard was named both to honor the property’s owner (a former WWII pilot who built a landing strip on the site), and as a nod to the Petaluma Gap’s indigenous nocturnal birds.
Each block at Nightwing Vineyard has unique characteristics that add complexity to this wine, however they all have a common feature of deep, red fruit and berry flavors with hints of earth and forest floor that can be attributed to the soils and cool, windy climate of the vineyard. “Ride Like the Wind” offers a broad palate of silky tannins and acidity, providing length to the wine.
WINEMAKER(S): Heidi Bridenhagen (MacRostie Winery & Vineyards), Randy Bennett (Sojourn Cellars)
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: January 2024
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 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.