Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2008 Sojourn Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard – 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.

Gap’s Crown Vineyard is situated in the foothills just above the Sangiacomo Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast.

Light red in color. Almost translucent. 14.7% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, cloves and forest floor. Light in body with just enough acidity. Strawberries, black cherries, cranberries and baking spices on the palate. Quite a bit of earthiness on the finish. Drink over the next 1-2 years. Good but not great.

My rating: 90 points.

Current vintages are available via the Sojourn mailing list and website. The 2012 was priced at $54 per bottle.

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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