Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Terraces Vineyard Reserve – 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.

Mountain Terraces Vineyard soars to 2000 feet on the western slopes of the Mayacamas in Sonoma’s tiny Moon Mountain AVA.

This bottle was decanted for about 30 minutes.

Dark red in color. 14.7% ABV. Powerful nose of red fruits, cedar and tobacco. Big, bold and powerful. Exceptionally well balanced with just the right amount of acidity. Black cherries, currants and cassis on the palate. Gritty, fine grained tannins on an exceptionally long finish. The wine is in a good spot right now but should drink well over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 91 points.

Current wines 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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