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2018 Sojourn Wohler Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Sojourn Wohler Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Pinot Noir
, Wohler Vineyard
Russian River Valley

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points - International Wine Report

Aromas of cranberries, pomegranate, red cherry cordial, sassafras and blood orange zest, alongside the lighter damp earth tones on the palate. Full-bodied and downright voluptuous, while having a wonderful combination of freshness and tension, this gorgeous Pinot Noir should have a long life ahead of it.

Drink this beautiful wine any time over the next 7-8 years.

Wohler Vineyard was harvested in multiple passes as each block ripened at a different pace. The clones were vinified separately, with 667 and 828 providing richness and density as the foundation of the blend. Clone 115 provided bright fruit and elegance, with a splash of Wädenswil 2A for earthiness.

Wohler Vineyard in Forestville sits in the heart of the famed Russian River Valley within sight of the Russian River and the historic Wohler Bridge. The combination of cool climate and Goldridge Series soils provides perfect conditions for growing classic, ultra-premium Pinot noir. Sojourn sources fruit from four distinctive blocks within the vineyard: the 667 and 828 clones come from the highest elevation and best-draining blocks, while the 115 and Wadenswil 2A clones are planted in cooler, lower spots.

The 2018 vintage offered moderate weather, cool evening temperatures and a long, even growing season. The weather conditions were ideal and allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly over the course of summer and early fall. This allowed the grapes to gain flavor complexities and ripe tannins, while retaining natural acidity. The vineyards offered grapes of exceptional quality and high yields alike.

Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyards:  Wohler Vineyard
Varietal Composition:  100% Pinot Noir (828, 667, 115, 2A)
Fermentation:  Open-top fermentation, Native yeast
Aging:  50% New French Oak
pH:  3.70 TA: 6.1 g/L
Bottled unfined and unfiltered August 2019
Cases Produced: 650
Alcohol:  14.2%

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