90 Points - Owen Bargreen
The 2021 Sojourn wines offer exceptional overall quality and show wonderful depth, intensity and balance. The Rosé of Pinot noir was harvested at night and is a blend of saignée and pressed wine. The juice was fermented at low temperatures to maintain delicate aromatics and fresh fruit character.
This wine is a blend of Pinot noir from six unique Sonoma Coast vineyards ranging from Occidental to the Petaluma Gap. Gap’s Crown, Sangiacomo, Silver Eagle and Walala Vineyards represent key components used to produce this Rosé.
The 2021 harvest period brought relief in a few different ways. The air remained clear with no fires in Sonoma or Napa Counties. A brief heat waves in August and September ripened the grapes to optimal maturity as the weather stayed dry until major rains arrived starting October 22. Yields were lower than average in 2021 resulting in deeper, concentrated wines.
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyards: Gap’s Crown, Sangiacomo, Silver Eagle and Walala Vineyards
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation: Stainless steel tank fermentation
pH: 3.28 TA: 5.5 g/L
Bottled Unfined February 2022
Deep garnet-purple in color, with notes of crushed blueberries, ripe, fresh blackberries and warm cassis plus hints of cherries, black olives, currants and a touch of black pepper. The full-bodied palate is chock full of crunchy black fruits, framed by ripe chewy tannins.
Aromas of fresh peach, Asian pear, citrus, and honeycomb to delight your senses. The flavors are just as complex with hints of Madagascar vanilla followed by fresh lemon, green apple, wildflower honey, stone fruit, and a touch of lavender. The rich, dense texture is balanced by its juicy acidity, leading to great minerality and a long, satisfying finish.
94 Points, Editors' Choice
Bold and berrylike, full-bodied and saturated with jammy blackberry and raspberry that coat the palate and give a luscious ripeness that keeps on giving. Notes of stewed plums, Morello cherries and raspberry pie and spice, wild thyme and hoisin. The palate is laden with red and black berry layers, supported by chewy tannins.