Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2011 Sojourn Chardonnay 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.

From Sangiacomo and Keller Estate Vineyards.

Golden in color. 14.1% ABV. My first try of the inaugural vintage of Sojourn Chardonnay. Beautiful nose of tropical fruits, flowers, marshmallow and mineral. Lush and rich with lively acidity. Pineapple, lemon meringue, hazelnuts and pears on the palate. Decadent finish. Impressive first effort. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

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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