WINEMAKER(S)
Katie Madigan

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 81

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
A Sonoma Wine with Burgundian Roots

Pinot Noir
Sangiacomo Vella Vineyard
Sonoma Coast
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

St. Francis Winemaker Katie Madigan’s love of Burgundy is reflected in her finely-crafted Pinot Noir. For this one-of-a-kind Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Katie worked with one of the world’s foremost Burgundy winemakers, Jacques Lardiere. Jacques is well-known as the winemaker for Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy, and he now makes wine at Jadot’s Oregon Resonance Vineyard.

Spending time in France and working with Jacques in Oregon have added to Katie’s resolve to create finely-tuned Pinot Noir with a nod to Old World tradition, while still embracing the unique qualities of cool-climate Sonoma Pinot. For this five-case lot, Katie will create a 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir aged 15 months using one of Jacques’s very own Gran Cru barrels. The collaboration brings Old World methods to a modern-styled wine, and it promises a full flavored, aromatic, complex and textured Pinot Noir.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

February 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

August 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.