WINEMAKER(S)
Erin Miller

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 80

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Twomey Cellars
Last Stop

Pinot Noir
Last Stop Vineyard
Russian River Valley
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

For the Duncan Family, wine quality starts in the vineyard—and sites capable of producing complex, layered wines are rare.

Such is the case with this unique, 5-case Sonoma County Barrel Auction lot, hailing from our recently acquired Twomey Pinot Noir vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Last Stop Vineyard, named for where the old Petaluma-Santa Rosa rail line ended. This site features rolling, oak-studded hillsides and 100% Goldridge soils—a fine, well-draining sandy loam prized for high quality wine grapes.

This bright ruby Pinot Noir reveals a delicate balance of pomegranate, wild blackberry and rose petal aromas, nuanced by a hint of spicy wild chanterelles. The lively entry is redolent of red fruit and the tart freshness of Gravenstein apples. There is a vein of savory umami on the palate, balanced by a sweet taste of lingering tobacco.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

March 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

September 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.