Our Spring 2019 wine release includes five exceptional 2017 Pinot noir wines and two complex 2017 Chardonnay wines from vineyards in the vast Sonoma Coast. We’re also releasing a distinctive pair of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon wines from world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valley vineyards.
The steep slopes and rocky soils of the renowned Gap’s Crown Vineyard perennially stress the vine. In 2017, extreme temperature fluctuations added to the stress resulted in exceptionally tiny berries. These berries imparted deep cherry concentration, as well as layers of flavor and complexity to the wine. Whole cluster fermentation enhanced the long, complex finish.
At 1,200 feet elevation, the Walala Vineyard rises above the fog to ensure ample sunlight that brings grapes to full ripeness. Close proximity to the Pacific Ocean extends hang time, and cool evening temperatures maintain bright, balanced acidity. Our 2017 Walala Pinot noir reveals alluring tropical notes, deep character, and textbook Sojourn mouthfeel.
Our flagship Pinot noir, produced by Sojourn since 2004, comes from the Sangiacomo Vineyard on the western base of Sonoma Mountain. Cool ocean breezes and fog from the Petaluma Gap help develop complex flavors and balanced acidity in grapes. The moderate 2017 vintage gave this wine deep, classic Pinot noir flavors with hints of forest floor and earth.
Rodgers Creek Vineyard, in the heart of the Petaluma Gap, is one of the coolest and foggiest growing regions in Sonoma County–perfect for Pinot noir. Unique soils and the dominance of the Pommard clone from Burgundy give our 2017 vintage signature earth and mushroom notes to complement its bright red fruit. Silky tannins promise extended cellaring potential.
Crafted from eight unique lots–comprising Sangiacomo, Rodgers Creek, Gap’s Crown and Dorothy Cameron vineyards, to name a few–our Sonoma Coast Pinot noir is a polished blend that offers robust flavors, impeccable balance, and an exceptional texture that carries over a long finish. This wine represents one of the best values in the Sojourn portfolio.
This Chardonnay–from the renowned family-owned Sangiacomo Vineyard–offers citrus and apple aromas with complex layers of flavor and texture on the palate, balanced by bright acidity. For the 2017 vintage, individual components were harvested and whole-cluster pressed, then barreled down into French oak barrels.
Our 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a cuvée that includes small lots from three of the top vineyard sites in Sonoma Coast–Sangiacomo, Durell and Gap’s Crown. The wine reveals an intriguing nose of stone fruit and yellow apple that leads to rich, concentrated flavors. Balanced acidity and ageing in 30 percent new French oak barrels broadens the texture without overwhelming the fruit. Sojourn Cellars also produces single vineyard wines from these sites.
In 2016, early budbreak, uneven spring weather, and the fourth consecutive year of drought gave us small, concentrated berries. 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.
Home Ranch Vineyard was planted by Sojourn proprietor Craig Haserot in 2002. Tucked away in the southwest corner of Sonoma Valley, this warm site brings Cabernet Sauvignon to full ripeness. Our 2016 vintage offers blueberry character accented with hints of cassis and mocha–all supported by silky tannins over an extended finish.
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