We source Pinot noir from the windswept appellations along the rugged Sonoma Coast, as well as the cool Russian River Valley, where this varietal develops its finest expression. Each of our acclaimed Pinot noir vineyards including Gap’s Crown, Sangiacomo and Walala, imparts its own distinctive character to the grapes. Our site-specific wines possess unique and discernible qualities, which could come from nowhere else on earth.
Our Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir exhibits phenomenal structure. Flavors are lifted and nuanced, while offering dark berry and cherry aromas with notes of baking spice. Gap’s Crown is a premier vineyard within the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast. It sits at a windy 800 feet with volcanic soils that deliver intense, concentrated wines.
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 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.
This wine is a blend of four lots from premier vineyards in the wind-swept Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast. They join together with wonderful synergy, combining the intensity and structure of the hillside Gap’s Crown Vineyard with the elegance and creamy texture of Sangiacomo Vineyard. Flavors are bright yet deep and resonate with a savory nuance.
One of the best values in the Sojourn portfolio, the Sonoma Coast Pinot noir brings together several unique lots from sites that comprise several of our single-vineyard designate bottlings. 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.
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.
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 2020 Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir showcases intriguing, concentrated bramble berry character supported by ample structure from silky tannins.
Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir captures the essence of this appellation as a world-class location for Pinot noir. It is a blend of several vineyards, including components from Riddle and the famed Bucher Vineyard. Bucher provides additional layers of dark fruit, richness and depth. It adds another layer to the red fruit profiles and lush textures from Riddle.