WINEMAKER(S)
Gloria Mercado-Martin

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 19

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Don Sebastiani & Sons
All in the Family Reserve Chardonnay

Chardonnay
Watmaugh Ranch
Sonoma Valley
2015
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

For more than 100 years, the Sebastiani Family has crafted wines which exude true Sonoma elegance. For the last 40 of those years, they have grown Chardonnay on their family-owned vineyard “Watmaugh Ranch” in Sonoma Valley. This exceptional vineyard is located in the cool, breezy southernmost part of the Valley, bordering Carneros and nestled between two mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the east, and the Sonoma Mountains to the west.

It’s a revered region known for its unique terroir and ultra-premium wines. This one-of-a-kind, single vineyard, 100% Chardonnay is made from the Hyde clone—native to Sonoma. Winemaker Gloria Mercado-Martin enhances the quality of fruit in the winemaking process by implementing malolactic fermentation and “batonnage” (hand-stirring the wine on its lees), which, when combined, yields a silky mid-palate. This one-of-a-kind Chardonnay is a bright, unique bottling with the ideal contrast of fresh minerality and soft creaminess, ideal for collectors who appreciate the perfect expression of Chardonnay.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

January 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.