WINEMAKER(S)
Merry Edwards, Steve MacRostie, Heidi von der Mehden, Heidi Bridenhagen

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 67

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Merry Edwards Winery, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
The Dungeon

Pinot Noir
Klopp Ranch
Russian River Valley
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Forty-four years ago, while earning their Master’s Degrees together at UC Davis, Winemakers Merry Edwards and Steve MacRostie struck up a friendship while studying in the unfinished utility room—a.k.a “The Dungeon”—of the Enology & Viticulture department. Four decades later, and for the first time ever, Merry and Steve have collaborated on a very special wine.

In honor of the place where their friendship started, they’ve called this unforgettable single-vineyard Pinot Noir from Klopp Ranch—“The Dungeon”. Bringing together the best lots from both wineries, this magnificent wine embodies the vibrant complexity of Klopp Ranch, which is located in the acclaimed “Golden Triangle” region of the Russian River Valley. Originally planted in 1989, and farmed by the father-daughter team of Ted and Lauren Klopp, Klopp Ranch yields a lush and silky wine renowned for its concentration. To make this one-of-a-kind wine, Steve and Merry were joined by the gifted palates of MacRostie Winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen and Merry Edwards Associate Winemaker Heidi von der Mehden.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

August 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

February 2018

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.