WINEMAKER(S)
Justin Seidenfeld, Alex Holman, Evan Pontoriero, Julian Gonzalez, Ana Keller, Erica Stancliff, Kerith Overstreet, Pax Mahle, Brian Maloney, Dan Fitzgerald, Chris Loxton, Garrett Martin

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 70

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance
Bridging the Gap

Pinot Noir
Multiple Vineyards
Sonoma Coast
2016
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Adobe Road Winery, Bruliam Wines, Buena Vista Winery, DANIEL, Fogline Vineyards, Guarachi Family Wines, Keller Estate, Loxton Cellars, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Trombetta Family Wines, Wind Gap Wines

The Petaluma Gap continues to redefine Sonoma County Pinot Noir, and the passionate producers here are true believers in the power and potential of wines from this dramatic region. Not for the faint of heart vintner, the Petaluma Gap is known for early-to-mid-morning coolness and a blanket of fog. Late morning sun chases away the fog and the temperatures rise… But by mid-afternoon the cool breezes return, flowing west to east and increasing in speed and bluster while ushering in the nightly fog. With daily temperature swings of forty to fifty degrees and a “wind tunnel” effect, grapes ripen later, developing wonderful flavors and fruit characteristics while maintaining ideal levels of acidity. It’s the perfect recipe for intense but well-balanced wines.

This wine is sourced from Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance Members as a debut lot of emblematic Pinot Noir vineyards of this windswept region. It’s a conversation-starting addition to any collection, and a wine that delivers on its many promises.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

November 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

April 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.