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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 25 
ProducerSojourn (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma Coast
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Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2017 (based on 10 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.7 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 109 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Ecoenophile on 7/17/2015 & rated 90 points: PnP... just like my first bottle - started out with a bit of an overpowering tartness... then mellowed well with a nice earthiness and muted red/purple fruit. Smooth finish.... with a little acidicity. Overall - very nice. Wish I had read my own previous note... and decanted for an hour first, as that really helps this wine. (272 views)
 Tasted by RandyOnie on 7/13/2015 & rated 89 points: Pretty good now, especially nice blend. Cherry, Cola flavors. Medium tannins. I can see this improving over the next couple of years. (399 views)
 Tasted by galewskj on 5/26/2015 & rated 89 points: A light, fruity, easy drinking California pinot. (650 views)
 Tasted by sesalmon on 5/24/2015 & rated 90 points: An easy drinking Pinot, lighter than the 2009 but still filled with sweet ripe fruit and spice. Nice silky finish--not too complex but very drinkable. (498 views)
 Tasted by cweiner on 3/19/2015 & rated 90 points: Better after a day or so (950 views)
 Tasted by cweiner on 2/26/2015 & rated 82 points: Strong must.
Corked seemed solid but perhaps bad bottle. (1010 views)
 Tasted by pcgraves on 2/21/2015 & rated 89 points: drinking very nicely. Not complex but glad I have more. (851 views)
 Tasted by jinks on 2/14/2015 & rated 93 points: beautiful wine. tons of fruit, nice backbone and silky smooth (641 views)
 Tasted by JS199 on 1/25/2015 & rated 90 points: Still a bit young, but after a couple hours it was a nice feminine style pinot. 89/90 (1010 views)
 Tasted by shapsplace on 12/17/2014 & rated 91 points: Very light in color, translucent. Soft nose of sweet ripened red fruits. Very easy drinking and balanced pinot. (886 views)
 Tasted by JPH104 on 11/30/2014: Pine, raspberry. Silky and rich, as you'd expect. Nice bottle. (849 views)
 Tasted by NEBBIOLODOC on 11/18/2014 & rated 90 points: Earth, dark cherries and spice. Medium finish and decent acidity. Went well with pork roast tonight. Have been holding off on Sojourn single vineyard pinots from 2011 up to now. Out of Sonoma coast so it's time to open them (862 views)
 Tasted by Griffeyfan04 on 11/18/2014 & rated 88 points: Came off a tad tart and acidic at first but mellowed some with time. Tart cranberries and strawberry with some sour cherry. I think this could benefit from 1-2 years of rest before opening again. Kinda felt lime it was in a dumb phase. (919 views)
 Tasted by nospeel on 11/3/2014 & rated 88 points: Good, not great. More on the European side for Sojourn. Cherry and a little spice on the nose. Medium/light weight. (962 views)
 Tasted by winecat9 on 5/30/2014 & rated 89 points: Opened up beautifully after 30 min. Nice fruit, medium weight, long finish. (1621 views)
 Tasted by ColoradoAg on 5/16/2014: Earthy pinot. A light garnet color, nice nose, reminiscent of European style with earth and minerals on the palate. Not quite balanced enough for a higher score. (1455 views)
 Tasted by cweiner on 5/13/2014 & rated 88 points: Ok- but bought more than I should have done (1615 views)
 Tasted by Ex-Ray on 4/14/2014 & rated 92 points: Light color, translucent. Moderately pronounced varietal aromas, sweet red berries, slightly smoky. Good bright red fruit, no significant tannin; perfectly ready. Medium aftertaste, very pleasant. This is an excellent, very drinkable pinot made in a Burgundian style. It compares well with our favorite, Walter Hansel.
Ric (1673 views)
 Tasted by mgstull on 2/13/2014 & rated 90 points: Black cherry, oriental spice, and a mineral streak. Third bottle with iconsistnet notes but all were really nice. (1921 views)
 Tasted by Zonk on 2/7/2014 & rated 89 points: Big and ripe leaning more towards cherries and some dark fruit. Nice well made pinot. (1581 views)
 Tasted by King Cab on 1/26/2014 & rated 92 points: Bright and slightly brambly with some pretty notes of strawberries, forest floor and more, much more. A finely meshed tannic structure and lilty balance, this is light on the tongue but long on flavor. Acidity is spot on and the complete package just so....enjoyable. Great studd and a wonderful QPR. (1828 views)
 Tasted by klezman on 1/21/2014: PnP it's earthy, cherry syrup, great acid. Definitely young, but in a fun place. Air gives it a more juicy quality. A good amount of earth underneath the fruit. Nice well balanced California Pinot. (2252 views)
 Tasted by scott w on 1/15/2014 & rated 89 points: A nice acidic backbone that really adds some energy and really delicious but I think it needs a year or so to lose some of its baby fat. (1734 views)
 Tasted by tomlee on 12/31/2013 & rated 89 points: Light red in color. 14.4% ABV. The fruit is sourced from from six different Sonoma Coast vineyards including Sangiacomo and Wohler. Red fruits, earth and spice on the nose. Tons of acidity and ripe fruit. Tart cherries, pomegranate, cola and strawberries on the palate. Not up to par for previous vintages of this wine but a success for the difficult 2011 vintage. Drink over the next year or so while you wait on the single vineyard wines. (1432 views)
 Tasted by davemj on 12/22/2013 & rated 90 points: Light ruby; nice crisp anise and cinnamon on the nose, with a faint note that harkens to the ripe Sonoma grape origin; acidic and cherry cola in your face, very powerful and forward PN, great for a salmon dish when you're looking for a kick (1319 views)
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By Gregory Walter
PinotReport, Issue #83 (1/15/2013)
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Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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