WINEMAKER(S)
Kerith Overstreet (Bruliam Wines), Megan Cline (Cline Family Cellars), Ana Keller (Keller Estate), Kimberly Pfendler (Pfendler Estate), Erica Stancliff (Trombetta Family Wines)

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 96

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
BRULIAM WINES, CLINE FAMILY CELLARS, KELLER ESTATE, PFENDLER ESTATE, TROMBETTA FAMILY WINES
VENTUS

Pinot Noir
Cline Estate 20%, Keller Estate 20%, Pfendler Estate 20%, Sangiacomo Roberts Road 20%, Gap's Crown Vineyard 20%
Petaluma Gap
2017
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Designated on December 7, 2017 as the country’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA), the Petaluma Gap is one of California’s most coveted Pinot Noir regions. In the spirit of celebrating this uniquely exciting wine enclave, these members of the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers have collaborated on a never before, never again Pinot Noir. This lot is sourced from prestigious vineyards throughout the Petaluma Gap and was developed as one of two lots from the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers to showcase great men and women winemakers that are leading the way in this thrilling new region.

Ventus, Latin for “wind,” pays tribute to the wind-scape that defines the Petaluma Gap AVA.  Crafted entirely by female winemakers, this refined Pinot Noir is characterized by polished elegance, nuanced aromatics, and the smoothest finish. Glorious floral top notes play alongside ripe berries, baking spice, and zippy minerality. Unfurling layers envelop a generous mid-palate that showcases a deft touch and sophisticated refinement. This culmination of bright acidity, lively minerality, and vibrant fruit are the apotheosis of site.

This stunning wine shouts “Petaluma Gap!” Sourced from the finest PG vineyards and blended to perfection, this Pinot Noir demonstrates the cooperation and crafts(WO)manship of Sonoma’s most renowned female vintners.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

February 2019

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

May 2020

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.