Pinot Noir

2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes

Sojourn Cellars was founded in 2001 by Craig Haserot and Erich Bradley. The winery specializes in Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and recently added a Chardonnay to the lineup. The fruit is sourced from some of California’s finest vineyards.

The grapes for the Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir are primarily sourced from the Southern end of the Sonoma Coast appellation. The majority of the fruit comes from the Rodgers Creek and Keller Estate Vineyard.

The wines has great aromas of cherry, rhubarb and pomegranate. Flavors of cherry liqueur, brown sugar, vanilla, raspberries and baking spice wash over the palate. The finish is sweet and long. The wine is exquisitely balanced with lively acidity and perfect tannins. Last summer I had the opportunity to taste through the lineup of 2009 Single Vineyard Designate (SVD) wines from Sojourn. The wines were exceptional at the time and the development of the ’09 Sonoma Coast bodes well for the SVD’s.

My rating: 92 points

Definitely consider a visit to the Sojourn tasting parlor on your next visit to Sonoma. They do a one-of-a-kind sit down tasting where you will have the opportunity to sample many of their highly acclaimed wines. My wife and I have had the good fortune to spend some quality time with Craig (and Ziggy, his dog with a talent for sniffing out TCA).

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