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
Classic Rutherford, fruit-forward and beautiful, with currants, light vanilla, light herbs and flowers. Medium bodied and backed by Tulare Cherry, Plum, Pine Resin, Tobacco Leaf, Caramel with a polished finish.
Aromas of dark chocolate, mahogany, blackcurrants and black licorice. Polished and rich with a dense and deep core of black fruit. Ripe, muscular tannins with a Chocolatey finish.