Walala Vineyard - Sojourn Cellars

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Sojourn Cellars produces terroir-driven wines from exceptional vineyards around the North Coast of California farmed by Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon growers who share our commitment to high quality.

Walala Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

Just inland from the rugged Sonoma Coastline on a ridge 1,200 feet above sea-level lies the Walala Vineyard. The vineyard’s namesake is a reference to the Gualala river, which empties into the Pacific just a stones’ throw from the ridge line.  Price Family Vineyards took ownership of this vineyard in 2014 and Atlas Vineyard Management has masterfully led the vineyard through the daunting task of extreme coastal winegrowing.  The elevation of the vineyard offers respite from the dense fog that blankets the coast, while the moderate temperatures of the region allow for longer hang times in order to achieve optimal flavor ripeness. Dijon clones 113, 115, 777 and 828 are grown in extremely rocky soils that provide excellent drainage throughout the growing season and produce grapes of outstanding flavor and charm. Sojourn utilizes the four clones to seamlessly blend a wine of depth and intrigue that highlights the extreme growing conditions of the site.

At a Glance

Pinot Noir

Clones:
Dijon: 113, 115, 777 & 828
Rootstock:
3309 & 3309C and Riparia Gloire
Planted:
2001
Soil Type:
Hugo very gravelly loam
Wine from this Vineyard
2016 Walala Vineyard

2016 Pinot Noir

Walala Vineyard Pinot Noir. The site’s gravelly loam soils provide an excellent foundation for clones 113, 115 and 828 that are planted on 3309C and Riparia Gloire rootstocks. This vineyard allows long hang time due to its close proximity to the coast, while the elevation gives the vines ample sunlight in which to ripen. In 2016, the individual clones were vinified and aged separately, then later blended to create a wine of richness and balance that displays exceptional texture and tropical nuances characteristic of the region.
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2016 Sonoma Coast

2016 Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. One of the best values in the Sojourn portfolio, our Sonoma Coast Pinot noir brings together eight unique lots from vineyards that compose several of our single-vineyard designate bottlings. Sangiacomo, Rodgers Creek, Gap’s Crown, and Walala Vineyards are key components, creating a polished blend that offers robust flavors and exceptional texture.
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Walala Vineyard
Walala Vineyard
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