WINEMAKER(S)
Erin Miller

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 88

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
TWOMEY CELLARS
Twomey Last Stop Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
Last Stop Vineyard
Russian River Valley
2017
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

For David and Tim Duncan of Twomey, wine quality starts in the vineyard, and sites capable of producing complex, layered wines are rare. The Duncans pursue locations that reveal a delicate balance between place and the classic characteristics of their respective growing regions. The happy confluence of sun, soil, climate, orientation, slope and proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes a vineyard special, but farming with intention and a profound respect for the environment also plays a critical role in fruit character and quality.

This unique Sonoma County Barrel Auction offering comes from Last Stop Vineyard, named for its location at the spot where the Petaluma-Santa Rosa rail line ended. This site features rolling, oak-studded hillsides, and the soils are 100% Goldridge, a fine, well-draining sandy loam prized for high-quality wine grapes.

Crafted by Winemaker Erin Miller in honor of the Barrel Auction, 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. It is a wine designed to impress even the most discerning palate.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

January 2019

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

March 2019

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.