Lot #45 TOLOSA, DOMAINE DE LA RIVIÈRE

3-2-1 GO

Pinot Noir
  • Russian River Valley

2021
20 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

“3-2-1 Go” says it all: 3 vineyards, 2 wineries and 1 clone taking collaboration and terroir knowledge to a whole new level. Tolosa and Domaine de la Rivière have partnered to create a never-before wine from the single clone Pommard to showcase the diversity of Middle Reach neighborhood in the Russian River Valley. The vineyards named El Diablo, Starr Ridge and Vineyard Eleven are planted along the ridgeline dividing Eastside Road and Starr Road in distinctive soils ranging from riverbed gravel, sandy loam and volcanic clay. Each vineyard brings something valuable to the expression of the Pommard clone. “3-2-1 Go” has an additional special meaning to these partners, as their wineries are exactly 321 miles apart, making their barrel auction lot name a road trip mantra.

A collaboration barrel lot was a natural project for Winemakers Frederic Delivert (Tolosa) and Kale Anderson (Domaine de la Rivière) who share such similar philosophies. Both strive to pay homage to the terroir with a commitment to sustainability and conservation. They love blending traditional and modern winemaking practices to create wines that connect with people.

The Middle Reach neighborhood is loosely defined by many as a narrow stretch of land that runs north-south along the Russian River’s banks between southern Healdsburg and Forestville. Known for its mix of sun and fog, the area promotes a long, well balanced growing season perfect for growing Pinot Noir. Vineyards in this region are generally hillside or rolling hillside estates. Bidders can expect a true Russian River Valley, Middle Reach Pinot Noir from this barrel auction lot, reflecting the cherry, dark raspberry, dark plum, spice and lush tannins.

WINEMAKER(S): Frederic Delivert (Tolosa), Kale Anderson (Domaine de la Rivière)

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: May 2023

National Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.