SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Acaibo G&C Lurton Estates

Lot #2 ACAIBO

This wine has been crushed, fermented and aged for almost 18 months in an amphora (clay vessel) so it it is named for the only vessel it has seen throughout its life from grape to bottle. The owners of Acaibo have a long heritage of winegrowing…

Lot #8 CHALK HILL ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary year. To mark this momentous occasion, they are offering this 50th Anniversary Chardonnay lot. This wine will be made with 100% Chalk Hill Proprietary Clone 97,…
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…
Crossbarn

Lot #12 CROSSBARN

The "Farmers At Heart" barrel auction lot is a testament to Crossbarn's deep reverence for farming and the complexities of each vintage. This lot is a tribute to their highly skilled team who worked tirelessly during this vintage to be guardians…
MedLock Ames

Lot #20 MEDLOCK AMES

When co-founders Ames Morison and Chris James discovered Bell Mountain Vineyard, they found crumbling terraces and neglected Jefferson clone Merlot vines, believed to have been propagated from vine cuttings taken by Thomas Jefferson at Château…

Lot #22 ERNEST VINEYARDS

A play on the words ‘Chardonnay’ and ‘clay’ aging vessels, “Char-Don-Clay” showcases the essence of West Sonoma Coast's Freestone with this blend of two Chardonnay sites Ernest Vineyards leases and farms organically. Primary fermentation…

Lot #24 FERRARI-CARANO VINEYARDS AND WINERY

This barrel lot is a beautiful single vineyard Super Tuscan wine from the high-elevation ranch called LookOut Mountain in southern Alexander Valley. These two sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese vineyard blocks have never before…

Lot #25 FISHER VINEYARDS

The "High Elevation Heritage" barrel auction lot represents a special selection from the 45th consecutive vintage produced from Whitney's Vineyard. First planted in 1973 to Old Wente clone Chardonnay, the site is located at an elevation of 1,000…

Lot #27 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY

A play on words of one of Francis Ford Coppola's famous films "The Outsiders," you can be "The Insider" - an insider into the Coppola winemaking family, an insider into the inner workings of the winery and an insider into what normally just…

Lot #30 IRON HORSE VINEYARDS

To celebrate Iron Horse Co-founder Audrey Sterling being named a 2022 Sonoma County Icon, Winemaker Sofian Himeur made Audrey her very own Chardonnay in this barrel auction lot dubbed "Iconic Audrey." This is a "never before, never again" blend,…
Garden Creek

Lot #31 GARDEN CREEK RANCH VINEYARDS WINERY

The Wappo tribe named the Mayacamas Mountains for the powerful everlasting howls of the mountain lions and coyotes roaming the majestic countryside. The howling penetrates the valley today and to hear it is to understand the great respect the…

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…

Lot #40 KENDALL-JACKSON

“Dos Vistas” is a blend from a single barrel, hand selected from Winemaster Randy Ullom, 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Icon and Winemaker Susan Lueker's favorite vineyards, Alden Vineyard and Kellogg Vineyard. Thoughtfully crafted for…
Maritana Vineyards

Lot #42 MARITANA VINEYARDS

"Isis Cuvée" is a collaboration between Donald Patz and Isis Daniel, who have worked together to create a distinctive wine from the 2021 vintage of Chardonnay. The diversity between Donald Patz, a longtime wine professional and current owner…

Lot #43 MERRIAM VINEYARDS

The Windacre story is about the pursuit of passion and adventure. Patriarch Peter Merriam realized his aspirations of owning a vineyard and making wine while matriarch Diana Merriam pursed her dream and created a home in Maine called "Windacre…
Meadowcroft Wines

Lot #49 MEADOWCROFT WINES

Meadowcroft Wines has never created a blend sourced exclusively from Dry Creek Valley and featuring more than 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, primarily Clone 1103, from Wyldvin Vineyard (previously Louvau Vineyard). Planted over 30 years ago, this picturesque…

Lot #50 RAMEY WINE CELLARS

Never before has David Ramey produced an estate Chardonnay entirely fermented and aged in concrete egg. Hailed as "Professor Chardonnay" by Wine Spectator, David has made 100-point Chardonnays and his efforts have helped shape the way many wines…
Rodney Strong

Lot #51 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS

Brothers Vineyard is one of Rodney Strong Vineyards' three hillside vineyards in the Alexander Valley and a jewel in their portfolio of eleven vineyards. Each year, Brothers Vineyards produces dark, intense Cabernet Sauvignon, which forms the…