SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



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 #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 #46 MAURITSON WINES

Durif is the original name of the grape varietal known today as Petite Sirah and it's a comical misnomer to have the word "petite" associated with what is often a very "big" wine. The "Nothing Petite about Durif" barrel auction lot was created…

Lot #48 J VINEYARDS & WINERY

"Totality" is a nod to the total solar eclipse that happened in the midst of the 2017 harvest season. By coincidence or perhaps cosmic influence, it's also the month most of the Pinot Noir used to compose this blend was brought into the cellar.…

Lot #53 PATZ & HALL

This lively barrel auction lot was made from Pinot Noir grown in Little Boot Vineyard, so it naturally had to be called "If the Boot Fits, Drink It!" This vineyard is known for creating wines with lower alcohol, higher acidity, and lots of power.…