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, Walala and Rodger’s Creek, imparts its own distinctive character to the grapes. Our site-specific wines possess unique and discernable qualities, which could come from nowhere else on earth.
The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.
One of the best values in the Sojourn portfolio, the 2019 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.
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 2019 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 2019 Riddle Vineyard Pinot noir showcases intriguing, concentrated bramble berry character supported by ample structure from 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 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.
This blend from five vineyard sites–including Wohler, Riddle, Pratt and Reuling Vineyards–offers a beautiful expression of the cool climates 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.