The Spring 2020 wine release features our most revered Pinot noir and Chardonnay wines from the exceptional 2018 vintage, including our new releases from Gap’s Crown and Sangiacomo Vineyards. Also in this release are two of our most popular Cabernet Sauvignon wines, headlined by the renowned Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford.
The 2018 vintage of our Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot noir continues to demonstrate that this is the premier vineyard within the Sonoma Coast appellation. It sits at a windy 800 feet with volcanic soils that deliver intense, concentrated wines. Moderate temperatures and foggy nights in 2018 allowed the grapes to retain their natural acidity while developing complex flavors.
One of our most extreme sites, the Walala Vineyard’s remarkable character stems from its 1,200-foot elevation, gravelly loam soils and proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Cool coastal temperatures allow for long hang time and balanced acidity, while the elevation gives the fruit ample sunlight in which to ripen.
Our flagship wine since 2004, the 2018 Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot noir is robust, while again delivering the creamy mouthfeel for which this wine has long been known. Its high quality reflects the Sangiacomo family’s commitment to meticulous farming, their calling card for three generations. The wine offers classic Pinot noir aromas, berry flavors and a touch of forest floor.
Rodgers Creek Vineyard sits high on a ridge in the heart of the Petaluma Gap, one of the coolest and foggiest growing regions in Sonoma. The vineyard’s cool climate and steep slopes are well suited for growing exceptional Pinot noir. At first sip, the wine really speaks to Pinot noir enthusiasts with its compelling and complex aromas.
Reuling Vineyard is planted to three unique Pinot noir clones: Calera and two distinct “suitcase” clones from the Vosne-Romanée region of Burgundy. This impressive and distinctive wine from the 2018 vintage opens with complex aromas of earth and forest floor that lead notes of dark cherry, mushroom and truffle.
Wohler Vineyard sits in the heart of the acclaimed Russian River Valley, within sight of the Russian River and the historic Wohler Bridge. This wine is a blockbuster with expressive aromas that explode from the glass. We source grapes from five distinct blocks within the vineyard providing richness and density as the foundation of the blend, as well as a bright fruit, elegance and earthiness.
One of the best values in the Sojourn portfolio, the 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot noir brings together eight unique lots from sites that comprise several of our single- vineyard designate bottlings. Sangiacomo, Rodgers Creek, Walala and Gap’s Crown Vineyards are the key components, creating a polished blend that offers robust flavors and exceptional texture. This wine is the real deal.
The 2018 vintage proved to be an excellent one for Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Tight cluster formations and small berries resulted in wines with a concentration that rivals the best recent vintages. Our 2018 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay benefited greatly from these conditions, in addition to the careful stewardship of the land by the Sangiacomo family.
Our second vintage of Chardonnay from the Reuling Vineyard, the highly regarded Montrachet clone of Chardonnay takes center stage. When combined with the exceptional growing conditions of 2018, the finished wine demonstrates balanced acidity and rich flavors of stone fruit and baked lemon.
We source our 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from three of the top vineyard sites in Sonoma County – Sangiacomo, Durell, and Gap’s Crown – with the goal of creating a cuvée that showcases the varietal’s exceptional character across the Sonoma Coast appellation. These diverse vineyards produced a balanced crop in 2018 with high levels of concentration and detailed aromatics. The wine is a tremendous value at $38.
This wine, from the renowned Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford, offers big aromas and flavors of dark cherry, earth, and the mocha notes of the classic Rutherford Dust profile. In 2017 we were able to pick at full maturity to create a beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with silky smooth textures.
Planted by Sojourn proprietor Craig Haserot in 2002, the Home Ranch Vineyard is tucked away in the southwest corner of Sonoma Valley, where it is warm enough to fully ripen Cabernet Sauvignon. Built on a core of clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon, the heat fluctuations in 2017 allowed the grapes to fully mature and gain complexity.
Oakville Ranch Vineyard–the backbone of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon–dominates the blend of our generous and supple 2017 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine spent nearly four weeks fermenting on skins to ensure that the tannins and fruit flavors were balanced. The resulting wine is rich and vibrant, offering vivid flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cassis and mocha.
This is a blend of Pinot noir from eight unique Sonoma Coast vineyards ranging from Occidental to the Petaluma Gap. This Rosé of Pinot noir is a blend of saignée juice and pressed wine. The grapes were hand-harvested in the cold of night. Fermentation was performed in tank at very low temperatures and lasted almost 3 months. The resulting rosé is elegant and vibrant.
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