Our Fall 2020 wine release features our most exclusive small-lot bottlings of 2018 Pinot noir and Chardonnay from some of Sonoma’s most exceptional vineyards, headlined by our 94 point Ridgetop and Riddle Vineyard Pinot noir wines. Also in this release is our extraordinary 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville Ranch Vineyard.
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.
Riddle Vineyard sits on a coastal ridge in Green Valley near the town of Occidental, a rugged section of the West Sonoma Coast that overlooks the iconic Pinot noir sites of the region. Our 2018 Riddle Vineyard Pinot noir is a robust wine that showcases intriguing bramble berry fruit flavors supported by ample structure and silky tannins.
Ridgetop Vineyard lies atop the mountains along the northwest Sonoma Coast near the town of Annapolis. Buffeted by Pacific Ocean breezes, vines here undergo a beneficial struggle, producing only miniscule yields with concentrated flavors, provocative aromatics and silky, supple texture. This Sojourn fan favorite, produced since 2009, sells out quickly each year.
Wohler Vineyard sits in the heart of the acclaimed Russian River Valley, within sight of the Russian River and 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. It offers bright fruit, elegance and earthiness.
This wine is a balanced blend from five vineyard sites, including Wohler, Riddle, and Reuling Vineyards. It offers a beautiful expression of the cool climate and loamy soils that Pinot noir loves. The wine’s vivid, complex fruit character is accented with earthy notes, balanced by bright acidity, and supported by silky tannins.
2018 marks our second vintage of producing Chardonnay from the famed Reuling Vineyard. This wine really excites us as winemakers. A unique and distinctive “suitcase” Montrachet clone of Chardonnay takes center stage here. Combined with the exceptional growing conditions of 2018, it produces balanced acidity and rich, complex flavors in the finished wine.
We sourced grapes from two outstanding vineyard blocks within Durell Vineyard, one of the most sought after sites for premium Chardonnay wines. The 2018 vintage is from 100 percent Old Wente clone that was harvested at night, pressed to extract the highest quality juice, and fermented in French oak barrels to enhance the exceptional character of the vintage.
Oakville Ranch Vineyard sits at 1,400 feet in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains at the eastern edge of the renowned Oakville District, under the care of esteemed organic viticulturist Phil Coturri. Cool Pacific breezes, warm air from the valley, and soils of rock, clay, loam, and basalt all combine to produce wines of great structure, power, and depth. The 2017 vintage provided ideal weather conditions for the grapes to ripen optimally.
Our generous and supple 2017 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is dominated by Oakville Ranch Vineyard. Located in the hills among famous neighbors Dalla Valle, Pedregal and Backus vineyards, Oakville Ranch produces powerful, rich, structured wines. Cabernet Sauvignon from two other vineyards along Skellenger Lane was blended in to add expressive fruit character and lush tannins.
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