Lot #65 REEVE WINES
Windsor Oaks Vineyard
- Chalk Hill
ABOUT THE WINE:
Winemaker Noah Dorrance has been enthusiastic about Sangiovese for the past 20 years and it was one of the first varieties he tried his hand at making. After spending much time in Tuscany exploring and tasting, even getting married there, he realized that the conditions also seemed right in Sonoma County for making world-class wine from this grape. Windsor Oaks Vineyard has Tuscany-like conditions, sitting atop a rocky knoll and offering the perfect combination of hot days and cool nights, along with well-drained volcanic rock soils. The barrel auction lot “Sangio Dreams” is an extremely limited production wine that realizes Noah’s Sangiovese ambition.
Noah and Kelly Dorrance are the husband and wife collaborative behind Reeve Wines. The couple met and fell in love after college when they both returned to their hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Noah’s work and growing interest in wine took them to Paris, then through the Tuscan countryside, before ultimately moving to Northern California to build a life together. In 2015 they launched Reeve Wines on a wild and rolling hillside estate property in Healdsburg as an exploration of Noah’s love for California wines with verve and intensity, produced from land that tells a story. What began as a creative outlet to complement the runaway success of Banshee Wines, the wine label Noah started with friends in 2009, soon grew to be something so singular it refused to be relegated to a side project.
Reeve produces mainly cool climate Pinot Noir wines and the experience informs their winemaking of Sangiovese. While it is a bigger wine with more structure, one of its main charms is its perfumey bouquet and its potentially silky texture. The results for “Sangio Dream” are flavors of roses, dark cherry, strawberry, plum, and sage with a hint of iron.
WINEMAKER(S): Noah Dorrance
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: May 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: September 2023
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, MS, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, 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.