WINEMAKER(S)
Andy Smith (DuMOL), Paul Sloan (Small Vines Wines)

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 68

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
DUMOL, SMALL VINES WINES
Green Valley

Pinot Noir
DuMOL Estate Vineyard 50%, Small Vines TBH Vineyard 50%
Sonoma Coast
2017
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Six years ago, Peay Vineyards, Red Car Wine Company, Failla Wines, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Littorai Wines and Joseph Phelps Vineyard created the West Sonoma Coast Vintners (WSCV) to explore this dramatic coastal landscape, and to bring attention to the distinguished wines and exciting viticultural possibilities of the West Sonoma Coast. This lot is one of five one-time-only collaborations designed to showcase the diversity of WSCV wineries and to offer a never before, never again wine that celebrates their commitment to creating the finest wines from a truly remarkable region.

Winemakers Paul Sloan of Small Vines and Andy Smith of DuMOL have collaborated on a very unique bottling from two of the highest-density plantings in Sonoma County—possibly the entire North Coast. “High density” means that these organically farmed sites are planted with 3,630 vines per acre instead of the usual 1,250, and the vines are maintained with rigorous and precise handwork. The tight spacing allows the fruit to retain all the subtle aromas and flavors that can be lost when the grapes see more sun exposure. The result is a flavor profile with more acidity, darker fruit flavors and increased structure and aging potential. It is the ultimate example of a wine that has been meticulously managed from vine to bottle.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

November 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

January 2019