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.
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.