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2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Sojourn Cellars has been consistently producing excellent Pinot Noir wines for several years now. The overall style of the wines is rich with silky texture and complex, fruit-centric flavors that show both vineyard distinctiveness and high-quality oak. The wines appeal to a broad-swath of Pinot lovers and everyone to whom I've recommended the tasting room has come away with at least a few bottles.

 This year, there will be seven Sojourn Pinot Noir released overall, five vineyard designates and two AVA wines. The four currently available are vineyard designates from Sangiacomo, Gap’s Crown and Rodgers Creek plus a Sonoma Coast blend. All are from the 2009 vintage. The remaining three wines will be released in the Fall.

2009_Sojourn_SangiacomThe 2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard offers bold aromas of black cherry, dried tangerine peel and woodsy spice. The palate is more expressive. It reiterates the black cherry and dried tangerine peel but adds pomegranate, indian spice, cola, caramel, oak and more. The body is medium-plus but with relatively light and fully-integrated tannins. The mouthfeel is silky and the wine drinks nicely by itself, but will also work with a wide-range of foods. Medium-plus acidity keeps the wine balanced and will help it age for several years. I would hold it for at least a few months to let the nose open up a bit, though its quite good now. Drink now through 2016. Highly Recommended.

2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Rating: Highly Recommended

Drink: Now through 2016

Release Date: February, 2011

Production: 875 cases
Closure: Cork

Retail Price: $48.00

Winemaker: Erich Bradley
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir, clones 115, 777, Swan and Pommard
Origin: Sangiacomo Vineyard at Roberts Road, Sonoma Coast AVA
Aging: 11 months in French oak barrels, 50% new

Alcohol: 14.5%

The wine above was purchased from the winery.

 

 

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