SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Lot #1 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS

Merlot got a bad rap when the movie "Sideways" was released. However one sip of this wine and you know that the movie was misleading. Unlike the wine portrayed in that film, this is a seriously big wine with rich, concentrated flavors. Quite…
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…

Lot #14 DAVERO FARMS & WINERY

Never before has the winemaking team at DaVero seen such concentrated fruit and complex aromas come from their Primitivo, resulting in an "Old World" feel to this vintage. Perhaps it was the wisdom of the old vines or simply a lucky location…

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 #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 #28 FREEMAN VINEYARD & WINERY

This is the first-ever bottling of Freeman Vineyard & Winery Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir. The limited production of this wine has restricted its availability to the Friends of Freeman Wine Club members, so it is not sold via retail. 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 #34 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS

The 2020 vintage marked the first exploration of barrel-aged sparkling wine for Gloria Ferrer. The Emerald Cuvée was the first wine released when the winery opened in 1986. In honor of their very first wine and inspired by new beginnings, 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…

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…

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…

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…