WINEMAKER(S)
Dan Kosta and Shane Finely (AldenAlli), Matt Courtney (Arista Winery), Mike Sullivan (Benovia Winery), Jeff Mangahas (Williams Selyem)

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 01

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
SONOMA RISING
ALDENALLI, ARISTA WINERY, BENOVIA WINERY, WILLIAMS SELYEM

Resilience

Pinot Noir
Sun Chase Vineyard, Lucky Well Vineyard, Tilton Estate, Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard
Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast
2017
20 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Sonoma Rising is an offering that not only exemplifies the 2018 Barrel Auction’s emphasis on “never before, never again”, but it also serves the dual purpose of providing financial support to the Sonoma County Vintners Emergency Relief Fund. Funds raised by the Sonoma Rising lots will have a direct impact to the short- and long-term recovery efforts of those who were affected by the October wildfires. We believe in the fortitude and resilience of our community and our ability to work together to endure and recover from the wildfires.

This lot is a joint venture of winemaking masters who, despite facing tremendous personal struggles as a result of the October 2017 wildfires, wanted to collaborate on an exclusive bottling that will benefit everyone affected by the North Bay Fires. The resulting wine is a wondrous Pinot Noir that exemplifies the expertise of four winemakers from some of the most revered Sonoma County wineries, and that captures the thrilling potential of the chosen vineyards. A wine of this magnificence will never happen again, and it promises to be the most treasured addition to any serious Pinotphile’s collection.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

May 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

December 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.