Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2010 Sojourn Pinot Noir Wohler 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.

Developed in 2006, Wohler Vineyard in Forestville sits in the heart of the famed Russian River Valley within sight of the Russian River and the historic Wohler Bridge.

Light crimson in color. 14.2% ABV. Red fruits, earth, baking spices and cloves on the nose. Light in body and bursting with acidity. Tart cherries, earth, mushrooms and cranberries on the palate. More earthy and less opulent than I am accustomed to from Sojourn but not necessarily in a bad way. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 91 points.

Current wines are available via the Sojourn mailing list and website. The 2012 Ridgetop Pinot Noir was priced at $59 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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