SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Balletto

Lot #3 BALLETTO VINEYARDS

Pelletti Vineyard was destined for growing fantastic Pinot Noir with its perfect weather, fog, ocean breezes, rolling hills, northeast and northwest slopes, and good drainage. This 5-acre block with Goldridge soils and a warm micro climate is…
Banshee

Lot #5 BANSHEE WINES

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…
Brooks Note

Lot #7 BROOKS NOTE

"Wind and Sea" is a blend of two vineyards from the Petaluma Gap AVA boasting exceptional concentration of fruit. Panther Ridge, which is biodynamically farmed, sits at an elevation of 1,000 feet on the western slopes of Sonoma Mountain and…
Chappellet

Lot #9 CHAPPELLET VINEYARD

One Sonoma County Barrel Auction winner will be lucky enough to experience true enchantment in a bottle in the form of Chappellet Vineyard’s “Apple Lane Magic.” Winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus selected this single barrel of Clone 667 to…
Benziger

Lot #10 BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY

The "Vitae Vi - Life Force" lot is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic collaboration between Winemaker Lisa Amaroli and Chris Benziger from Benziger’s Sonoma Mountain Estate, specially crafted for SoCoBA by the Benziger Family, 2022 Sonoma County…
Copain

Lot #11 COPAIN WINES

Copain Wines has never before bottled a Pinot Noir from Tidal Break vineyard but decided to embark on this delicious experiment during the exceptional 2021 vintage where they usually make Chardonnay. The goal of Winemaker Ryan Zepaltas with…

Lot #13 CRESCERE

Platt Vineyard is considered by many to be one of the 'grand cru' sites of California. Located just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean the Pinot Noir from the Platt tends to be more Burgundian in character and the long, slow development of the…
Davis Bynum

Lot #15 DAVIS BYNUM

This barrel lot is the last vintage of Pinot Noir that will be made from Jane's Vineyard, which was planted to a mix of Dijon, Swiss and heritage clones of Pinot Noir. It is a unique blend of small lot fermented Pinot Noir from the incredible…

Lot #16 DK WINE GROUP BY DAN KOSTA

“A New Chapter” comes from DK Wine Group, a new project by Dan Kosta. While the brand has yet to be revealed, this will be the first barrel lot under this exciting new project, sourced exclusively from block 13 of Sonoma Coast's Campbell…
Donum

Lot #18 DONUM ESTATE

Originally planted in 1974, Ferguson Vineyard was replanted in 2018 and 2019. This barrel lot represents wine from the first crop of Pinot Noir grown in the newly replanted vineyard, so it's aptly named "Ferguson First." Donum has only bottled…
Emeritus

Lot #19 EMERITUS VINEYARDS

Planted two decades ago to the Pommard Clone of Pinot Noir, the prized B Block of Hallberg Ranch features some of the oldest vines at the vineyard. Dry farmed and grown in deep soils, these vines have root structures that go as deep as 20 feet…

Lot #21 CIRQ

"Welcome to the Circus" is a nod to Winemaker Michael Browne's history as a young man growing up performing in the circus in Washington, which is the inspiration behind the CIRQ wines and label. This lot was created especially for the 2022 Sonoma…

Lot #23 ENROUTE WINERY

With "Concrete Dijon," what you see is what you get: Dijon clones from EnRoute's original single vineyard site, Amber Ridge, fermented in a concrete vessel. But that's not the whole story. This barrel auction lot had an extended and very cold…

Lot #26 FLOWERS VINEYARDS & WINERY

The “High Elevation Pinot” barrel auction lot features Pinot Noir sourced from the winery’s organically farmed Sea View Ridge estate located just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, at 1,500-1,875 feet in elevation. Located on the far west…

Lot #29 FORT ROSS VINEYARD & WINERY

The Terraces is a special block in the Fort Ross Vineyard planted 100% to Calera Clone Pinot Noir. This block wraps around the mountainside and produces elegant, complex wines every vintage. The “20th Terraces Tribute” 60-bottle lot was…

Lot #32 GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY

The "Rochioli Old River Block" barrel lot features fruit from one of the most famous of Rochioli vineyard blocks. Some of the vines come from cuttings taken from the original "mother" block planted in 1968. Gary Farrell Winery is one of only…
Hartford Family Vineyards

Lot #35 HARTFORD FAMILY WINERY

In Greek mythology, “Cassiopeia” was a queen who often boasted about her unrivaled beauty. She was placed in the northern sky by Poseidon as punishment for her vanity. The resulting constellation has five bright stars in it and is easily…

Lot #37 KNIGHTS BRIDGE WINERY

The “New Beginnings” barrel auction lot is the first vintage crafted in Knights Bridge Winery’s new state-of-the-art winery, which opened at the end of 2021. The winery is the culmination of 15 years of exceptional winemaking from the…