Lot #65 WALT WINES
1,000 MILES OF PINOT
Bob's Ranch Estate Vineyard
- Sonoma County
ABOUT THE WINE:
WALT specializes in premier Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast spanning 1,000 miles. This “1,000 Miles of Pinot” auction lot is a wine of a place – incorporating special sites where thoughtful viticulture enables the winemakers to create an expressive wine where the signature personality of each site shines through.
Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard is located within the Sonoma Coast appellation. The site offers a cool climate influence from the Pacific Ocean via the Petaluma Wind Gap Appellation’s brisk winds. The winds help to keep the fruit clusters small and pollinates the berries at different times resulting in small and larger berries on the same cluster, a prized quality.
When crafting WALT Pinot Noir, stylistic choices such as concrete tanks and whole cluster fermentation are uniquely appropriate for certain blocks. It’s here that the best barrels are singled out and the components are selected, layered, and brought together. The result is a concentrated and focused Pinot Noir with profound fruit, savory texture, and vivid structure.
WINEMAKER(S): Megan Gunderson & Alison Frichtl
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: September 2025
National Distribution: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea; 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.