Lot #47 MIGRATION WINERY
RUNNING CREEK BARREL SELECTION
Running Creek Vineyard
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
“Running Creek Barrel Selection” was created using the best fruit from the centerpiece of Migration Winery’s estate winegrowing program, Running Creek Vineyard. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the vineyard features 70 acres of Pinot Noir planted in fertile Yolo loam soils. The vineyard is shaped by the clockwork morning fog, which cools the vines and preserves natural acidity. Running Creek Vineyard is dry farmed and receives abundant sunshine, allowing the small berries to fully ripen while developing brilliant concentration of varietal flavors.
Since its founding in 2001, Duckhorn Portfolio’s Migration Winery has been dedicated to exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s finest cool-climate appellations, most notably the legendary Sonoma Coast. In 2021, Migration Winery opened its first tasting room in the picturesque Carneros region.
“Running Creek Barrel Selection” is a single-vineyard Pinot Noir made of two Dijon Clones, 667 and 777. The grapes were hand picked, then cold soaked in 4-ton open top fermenters for five days with hand punch downs and gentle basket pressing to preserve the elegance of the fruit. It will age in barrel for 10 months, in 40% new French oak, prior to bottling in August 2022. This wine has aromas of wild raspberry, Bing cherry and plum with hints of dried herb, forest floor, sweet vanilla and baking spice. On the palate, the lush red berry flavors are framed by smooth, refined tannins with a hint of bright acidity that lingers on the focused finish.
WINEMAKER(S): Dana Epperson
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: March 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.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.