Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – Bottle Notes

2009 Sojourn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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. Their fruit is sourced from some of California’s finest vineyards.

The fruit for the 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from the Suacci and Sapphire Hill Vineyards.

Garnet in color. Expressive nose of cherry, earth, vanilla and spice. Red fruits, cherry pie,  minerals and cola on the palate. Beautiful fruit profile. The finish lingers. Well balanced with great texture. Drink over the next 2-3 years while you wait for the ’09 Single Vineyard wines to come around.

My rating: 91 points.

The wine is available via the Sojourn mailing list and website for $42.

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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