WINEMAKER(S)
Kent Humphries (Ernest Vineyards), Akiko Freeman (Freeman Vineyard & Winery)

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 92

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
ERNEST VINEYARDS, FREEMAN VINEYARD & WINERY
Freestone-Occidental

Pinot Noir
Ernest Cleary Ranch 50%,
Freeman Yu-Ki 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 winemaking team of Akiko Freeman of Freeman Vineyard & Winery and Kent Humphries of Ernest Vineyards brings together the grace and complexity found in Freeman wines, and the restraint and beauty for which Ernest is known. These two acclaimed winemakers blended fruit from the Yu-Ki Estate located 1,000 feet elevation in coastal mountains east of Occidental and the Ernest Cleary Ranch in Freestone, a site at slightly lower elevation. The combination of high elevation fruit and its intensity, combined with the lower elevation fruit characteristics of higher acidity results in a dramatic black-fruited wine with texture and structure. It is a blend that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

November 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

January 2019