WINEMAKER(S)
Multiple

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 73

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Russian River Valley Winegrowers
Neighborhoods Exploration

Pinot Noir
Multiple Vineyards
Russian River Valley
2016
20 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

The Russian River Valley Winegrowers is dedicated to promoting the Russian River Valley as the premier region for growing cool climate grapes by showcasing the diversity of its neighborhoods. This truly astonishing lot not only boasts wines from each neighborhood, but also the ability of visionary vintners to collaborate on a project that transcends labels. Winemakers were charged with crafting wines that showcase the unique and distinctive characteristics of the grapes grown in each of their Russian River Valley Neighborhoods. The collector fortunate enough to acquire this once-in-a-lifetime lot will possess a piece of Sonoma County history that will delight for years to come. This lot is for 20 cases total (4 from each neighborhood).

Sebastopol Hills

Located on the south/southwest side of Sebastopol, this area is chilled by winds and fog that blow from the Pacific Ocean through the Petaluma Gap. This influence moderates the temperature, providing the option to keep acidities fresh and fruit restrained. 4 cases.

Vineyards
Kanzler Estate Vineyard, Mes Filles Vineyard, Maboroshi Vineyard, Sexton Road Ranch
Wineries
Kanzler Family Vineyards, Alquimista Cellars, DeLoach Vineyards, Inman Family Wines
Winemakers
Alex Kanzler, Greg La Follette, Brian Maloney, Kathleen Inman

Green Valley

Located on the western side of Russian River Valley and close to the Pacific Ocean, Green Valley is the coolest and foggiest region of Russian River Valley, and its soils are largely dominated by Goldridge series. 4 cases.

Vineyards
Rubin Family Estate, Hallberg Vineyard, Dutton Ranch-Emerald Ridge Vineyard, Iron Horse-Thomas Road Vineyard
Wineries
Rubin Family Vineyards and Winery, Scherrer Winery, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards
Winemakers
Joe Freeman, Fred Scherrer, Dan Goldfield, David Munksgard

Laguna Ridge

South of the Russian River, the Laguna Ridge neighborhood is comprised of rolling hills full of Goldridge soils. The neighborhood is warmer than Sebastopol Hills, but not as warm as Middle Reach. Still influenced by the Pacific Ocean, the neighborhood gets quite a bit of fog, and has a diurnal shift of about 40 degrees during the growing season. 4 cases.

Vineyards
Trenton Estate Vineyard, Soul Patch Vineyard, Gantz Family Vineyards
Wineries
Joseph Swan Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Kosta Browne
Winemakers
Rod Berglund, Guy Davis, Nico Cueva

Middle Reach

Middle Reach is home to the oldest plantings of Pinot Noir in Russian River Valley. As the most northerly growing region, it has a warmer climate than the other neighborhoods and the fruit is generally the first to be picked. Despite its noticeably warmer temperature, its proximity to the river moderates the climate, providing the option to pick when fruit is ripe and acidity is fresh. 4 cases.

Vineyards
Thale’s Vineyard, Bucher Vineyard, Bacigalupi Vineyard, West Pin Vineyard
Wineries
MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, C. Donatiello Winery, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, Twomey Cellars
Winemakers
Heidi Bridenhagen, Chris Donatiello, Theresa Heredia, Erin Miller

Santa Rosa Plains

A stretch of flatlands closer to Santa Rosa on the east side of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, this neighborhood encompasses Olivet Road and the Piner-Olivet area. Many of the sites here are replete with Goldridge soils, and are planted with Martini clone, one of the oldest clones in the appellation. 4 cases.

Vineyards
Olivet Lane Vineyard, Jane’s Vineyard, Winery Block, Halo’s Hill Vineyard
Wineries
Olivet Lane Estate/Pellegrini Wine Company, Davis Bynum, Balletto Vineyards, Moshin Vineyards
Winemakers
Lynn Krausmann, Greg Morthole, Anthony Beckman, Rick Moshin

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

August 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.