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2019 Sojourn Home Ranch Cuvee
2019 Sojourn Home Ranch Cuvee

Sojourn
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
, Sonoma Valley
Home Ranch Cuvée

91 Points - International Wine Report

Dark fruit with blueberry fruit aromas and notes of mocha and cassis.  The texture is silky, rich and mouth-filling with berry pie, black tea, exotic spice and notes of chocolate fudge on the palate.  Fine grain tannins lengthen the finish with dark fruit flavors mingling with just a hint of mint.

Simply delicious!  Pairs with anything from the meat aisle, from barbecue pork ribs, leg of lamb or big, hearty meals.

Winemaking
Home Ranch Vineyard delivered robust blueberry flavors and layers of silky tannins this vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon lots from neighboring vineyards in southern Sonoma Valley were blended in, resulting in a complex cuvée. The wine was aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels from top coopers Darnajou, Taransaud and Bel Air.

Vineyard
The Home Ranch Cuvée is built on a core of clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Home Ranch Vineyard in southwest Sonoma Valley, planted by Sojourn proprietor Craig Haserot in 2002. Tight spacing and immaculate vine training result in evenly ripened grapes with tiny berries and loose clusters. Robust blueberry fruit aromas and big silky tannins distinguish Home Ranch Vineyard wines from most of its Sonoma Valley brethren.

Vintage
The 2019 vintage was similar to 2018 in that the mild season allowed for long and slow maturation. The lack of major heat waves and virtually no rain during harvest allowed us to pick every vineyard block at optimal ripeness. The 2019 vintage was slightly lower yielding, which resulted in greater concentration in the wines. Balanced structures and rich flavors are consistent throughout the 2019 vintage wines.

Analysis
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyards:  Home Ranch Vineyard
Varietal Composition:  100% berry-sorted Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation:  Open-top fermentation, Native yeast
Aging:  70% New French Oak
pH:  3.70
TA: 6.3 g/L
Bottled June 2021
Cases Produced: 650
Alcohol:  14.6%

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