Red

2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • mmcdds Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 14, 2014 - While having shed some of its youthful fruitiness, this is still a big, forward Sonoma PN with rich, dark red fruit, cola and sassafras, and some earth and black pepper. While not overly short, I was hoping for a longer finish and abit more complexity. Still, a top example of Sonoma PN.

  • nortonnose wrote: (93 points)

    May 15, 2014 - Goodness, this was really beautiful tonight. 2-3 yrs of aging has, to my palate, done this offering wonders. I tried it in its infancy; yes, it was primary and yes, it was massive for PN. It's now the perfect blend of all its great traits: big, bright, red Cali fruit, while actually now mellow enough to exhibit a remarkable amount of elegance. I pulled this from the rack and PnP. Highly enjoyable, very precise, if still a touch linear. Eager to try it on Night Two, fully expecting the same or better.

  • kennyd wrote: (89 points)

    May 9, 2014 - I am concerned this wine is flattening out. Drink next bottle soon. Not near as good as last bottle.

  • dhammer53 wrote: (93 points)

    March 18, 2014 - This wine has come a long way since I drank my last bottle 2+ years ago. It was good then, but wonderful now. It's really grown up. Cherry. Drinking beautifully. Feminine. Smooth and lovely. My daughter said 'elegant'. I'll wait another 2 years to drink my last bottle. I love the fact that patience can be rewarded.

  • Sakswine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 21, 2014 - Fantastic wine! Perfectly balanced. Cedar and notes of nutmeg on the nose which follow on the palate, joined by dark chocolate cherry and a hint of blueberry. Tannins are nice, not "bitey." Just a lovely wine.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #69, 1/15/2011 (link)

    (Sojourn Cellars Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/5/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard) Pre-release (fall '11 release) - medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; hibiscus, menthol nose with green notes; tasty, tight, tart red fruit, mineral, light menthol, cinnamon palate with green notes, needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/4/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard) Group's #2 (my #3) – 41 pts.; 4, 4, 4, 1 - medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; hibiscus, light cherry nose with green notes; youthful, tart red berry, raspberry syrup, hibiscus, floral palate with green notes; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sojourn
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ridgetop Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 298 (56%)
  • Consumed 233 (44%)

Food Pairing

grilled zuchinni salad, moroccan chicken kabobs, pita bread., Sunday dinner with Dan

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  14 votes