WINEMAKER(S)
Tim Bell, Tom Rochioli

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 72

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Dry Creek Vineyard, Rochioli Vineyards & Winery
Iconic Sauvignon Blanc Collaboration

Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Musque, Sauvignon Gris
DCV3 Vineyard 50%, Rochioli Vineyard 50%
Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley
2016
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Sourced from two iconic vineyards in Sonoma County, this incredible blend of Rochioli Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc and Dry Creek Vineyard DCV3 Sauvignon Blanc celebrates 45 years of family winemaking for Dry Creek Vineyard, and honors the longstanding relationship between the Rochioli and Stare Wallace families. Joe Rochioli, Sr. and his son Joe Jr. first planted Sauvignon Blanc in 1959 in the Russian River Valley, which at the time was a strange new white varietal that was used mainly for blends. Further north, David S. Stare was the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley in 1972. While Stare waited for his vineyard to develop, he sought out Sauvignon Blanc from the Rochioli family for the inaugural 1972 vintage of Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc—the first Sauvignon Blanc to be labeled as such from Sonoma County.

This lot represents an integral piece of history for Sonoma County grape growing and winemaking, combining the original Rochioli Vineyard Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc with Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musqué clones from the DCV3 parcel of Dry Creek Vineyard, and is only available in this one-time auction lot.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

May 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017