Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2011 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. Their fruit is sourced from some of California’s finest vineyards.

Light red in color. 14.4% ABV. The fruit is sourced from from six different Sonoma Coast vineyards including Sangiacomo and Wohler. Red fruits, earth and spice on the nose. Tons of acidity and ripe fruit. Tart cherries, pomegranate, cola and strawberries on the palate. Not up to par for previous vintages of this wine but a success for the difficult 2011 vintage. Drink over the next year or so while you wait on the single vineyard wines.

My rating: 89 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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