WINEMAKER(S)
Vanessa Wong (Peay Vineyards), Carroll Kemp (Alma Fria)

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 84

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
PEAY VINEYARDS, ALMA FRIA
Annapolis

Pinot Noir
Holtermann Vineyard 50%, Peay Estate 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.

The partnership of Alma Fria and Peay Vineyards brings together two wineries from the extreme reaches of the Sonoma Coast. Sourced from high-elevation sites with highly eroded soils and daily fog cover, this wine is the absolute essence of Pinot Noir. Despite its hardscrabble upbringing, the finished wine could be described as feminine—its softer silhouette is highlighted by fine acidity, livewire purity and complex aromatics of orange zest, wintergreen and pomegranate. On the palate the wine exhibits crunchy red fruits and tart berries. Collectors can expect 10 or more years of ageability from this truly extraordinary expression of coastal Pinot Noir.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

November 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

January 2019