Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2010 Sojourn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Bottle Notes

2010 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.

Magenta in color. 14.2% ABV. Wohler Vineyard Pinot Noir clone 828 forms the foundation of the wine. Cherries, cola and tea on the palate. Fresh and vibrant acidity. Sassafras, bing cherries, earth, pomegranate and more cola on the palate. Lovely wine and prototypical of the Russian River Valley. Drink over the next several years while you wait for the single vineyard wines to come around.

My rating: 91 points.

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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