2010 Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • PSUSteve wrote: (91 points)

    August 9, 2014 - Pop and pour. Red fruit with earth, mushroom throughout.

  • mgstull Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 16, 2014 - Strawberry, raspberry, and black cherry. Provencal herbs and a hint of orange peel. Very elegant.

  • kennyd Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 29, 2013 - Consistent with my 7/4/13 notes. At that time I said wait 12-18 months. I got six months. And then I had about a third of the bottle two days later. It was good the first day, and better two days later. This would suggest that I was correct that this wine will benefit from a bit longer aging.

  • dhammer53 wrote: (93 points)

    July 23, 2013 - This was a big wine. Waited an hour after opening before I took the first sip. Mid-weight color, but not taste. Fruity nose to prepare you for what you're about to drink. Smooth and elegant. Tasted mild cherries. The bottle was empty 2 hours after it was opened at Lure Fishbar in NYC. Corkage $30. This is one of Craig's best!

  • kennyd Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 4, 2013 - The Ridgetop is what I conisder to be the more complex, cerebral member of the Sojourn pinot family. This one is closer to a burgundy. Deep ruby in color. With time in glass, it morphs from a red fruit bouquet to then also presenting the panoply of herbal and forest floor aromas of a classic burgundy. The taste is full and lingering. Needed time to get to the point where I was tasting everything that I was smelling. When it got there, it was really nice, but I would still say not as explosive as some of the other Sojourn pinots. You have to like this more subtle, elegant if you will, taste profile. I was questioning whether to bring this with us to Ravinia, but I wanted to taste where it was in its evolution. I got my answer: really good, but will wait 12-18 months on next bottle. This is characteristic of the Ridgetops: they very much benefit from a little more extended time in cellar. BTW right on the edge of a 93, and could move up to 94-95.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #76, 1/15/2012 (link)

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

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/10/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color; redolent, floral, ripe raspberry, cherry nose; silky textured, floral, ripe raspberry, cherry palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/16/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard) Medium red color; appealing, floral, tart cherry nose; tasty, tart cherry, tart raspberry, floral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/6/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard) Pre-release (Fall '12 release) - medium ruby color; floral, grenadine, tart cherry nose; rich, grenadine syrup, ripe cherry, baked strawberry palate; appealing now and should go 5-7 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 242 (59%)
  • Consumed 167 (41%)

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