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…
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 #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 #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…
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 #33 H•L•R CELLARS, CAROL SHELTON WINES

"Not Too Petite" is a barrel auction lot collaboration between H•L•R Cellars and Carol Shelton Wines, who have married two completely different varieties that are not usually blended. Steve Heller of H•L•R Cellars contributed a lovely…

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…

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…
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…

Lot #54 PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Rock Arch Vineyard is home to the oldest vines on the Pride estate and bisected by the Napa-Sonoma county line. The vines that produced this barrel auction lot are located at the highest elevation of the entire property, 2,100 feet, and are…
Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Lot #64 STONESTREET ESTATE VINEYARDS

"The Pinnacle" represents the truest expression of Stonestreet’s mountain estate vineyards, meticulously hand-selected and crafted. The most patient collectors will truly be rewarded here as the wine was designed to age for minimum of five…
Aperture

Lot #68 APERTURE CELLARS

This barrel auction lot marks the first vintage of Aperture's Cabernet Sauvignon from Farrow Ranch in Alexander Valley. Acquired in 2021, it is the newest estate property for the winery. Winemaker Jesse Katz and the Aperture team have been working…

Lot #71 SILVER OAK

Exclusively available at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, "The Big 4" lot was crafted from the top Silver Oak estates in Alexander Valley. All of the sites are sustainably farmed by the Duncan family and include Alexander Valley Estate, Red…