Sojourn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This 2009 Pinot noir is the most concentrated and complex Sonoma Coast blend we have bottled to date. Showing aromas of dark cherry, pomegranate and sweet oak, its textures are lush, yet taught, with a subtle edge of acidity. This wine is drinking well now and will continue to evolve over the next several years.
"Medium-bodied ruby color; lush, spicy cinnamon and cherry aromas; deep, rich spicy cherry flavors with some oak and silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep and forward fruit really makes a delight to drink."
"Slowly unfolding its savory herb, cola, wild berry and spice attributes, this gains depth and nuance, ending with a pleasing mix of complex flavors. Drink now through 2016."
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, which is a blend from
two sites, Rodgers Creek and Keller Estate, is another wine
made from the modern clones 115, 777, 667 as well as the
older Pommard selection. More sassafras/rootbeer notes
intermixed with herbs, flowers and berry fruit make for a
complex, cool-climate impression aromatically, and a good,
fleshy, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, with more spice
and earthiness, jump from the glass. Winemaker Erich
Bradley seems to have the Midas touch with the beautifully
opulent, round and generous texture he builds into these
wines without any sense of weightiness. Purity and nicely
integrated wood, tannin and acidity are also admirable. This
wine should drink well for 5-6 years."
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
visited this winery in Sonoma, great pinots!
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Based in the town of Sonoma, Sojourn Cellars is a highly acclaimed winery specializing in the production of artisan Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
We source fruit from celebrated vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa Counties, and we help direct farming operations to assure that our grapes are produced using world-class growing techniques. We consistently produce...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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