Lot #5 BANSHEE WINES
WIND & FOG
Frates Road Vineyard 95%, Davis Lane Vineyard 5%
- Sonoma Coast
ABOUT THE WINE:
Banshee Wines took advantage of a first-time opportunity to source grapes from Frates Road and Davis Lane Vineyards for the “Wind & Fog” barrel auction lot. The vineyards are positioned in the Petaluma Gap sub-region of Sonoma Coast, which is influenced by the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The climate is subject to lingering morning and evening fog as well as coastal winds that flow through the Petaluma Gap from Tomales Bay. This wine has definitely never been made before and probably never will be again!
Founded in 2009, Banshee Wines crafts authentic wines for the unique soul that are true true to Sonoma County. Offering outstanding quality, Banshee produces affordable luxury wines of extraordinary balance, purity, and depth of flavor, crafted from California’s cool, rugged, coastal areas of the far western Sonoma Coast and Sonoma County.
The majority of 95% of the “Wind & Fog” barrel auction lot is produced from Frates Road Vineyard in Petaluma which has flat topography, Clear Lake clay soil and is planted to Swiss Clone 2A. Winemaker Alicia Sylvester maintains a focus on wines that are true to style and representative of the best that Sonoma County and Sonoma Coast have to offer. The balance of 5% of the “Wind & Fog” blend is from the Davis Lane Vineyard in Penngrove, featuring gentle rolling hills, Diablo clay and Coati soil (fine sandy loam) planted to French Clone 123. Expect lots of strawberry and cherry fruit with soft barrel spice on the nose from this “Wind & Fog” barrel auction lot. This elegant wine has a nice, medium weight and a fun mid-palate acid that integrates nicely into a smooth finish.
WINEMAKER(S): Alicia Sylvester
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022
National Distribution: AK, AZ, 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.