Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2007 Sojourn Pinot Noir Alder Springs Vineyard – Bottle Notes

2007 Sojourn Alder Springs 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, including Alder Springs Vineyard which is located on the outskirts of Laytonville in northern Mendocino County.

Really light red in color. 14.2% ABV. Cherry and spice on the nose. Clove, licorice, cherries, spice, earth, damp forest floor, pomegranate, raspberries and strawberry. Lots going on here. Silky and elegant with nice acidity. Great, lingering finish. It would be really exciting to try this wine at the 10 year mark.

My rating: 92 points.

Alder Springs is no longer a fruit source for Sojourn but their entire single vineyard lineup is exceptional. Current vintages are available via the Sojourn mailing list and website

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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