2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard
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Bottled August 2012
600 cases produced
TA: 5.7 g/L
Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Our 2011 Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot noir exhibits the lush creamy textures and dark red fruit flavors that fans have enjoyed in previous vintages. The cool 2011 growing season resulted in complex flavor development at slightly lower sugar levels and thus lower alcohol levels. We blended a small percentage of Swan clone to our traditional blend of clones 115 and 777. The resulting wine is nicely balanced with seductive aromas of dark cherry, black tea, and earthy forest floor. Textures are creamy and silky with an extra level of elegance and finesse.
The 2011 Pinot noir growing season was defined by historically low yields, a very cool spring, and a series of rainstorms in early October. Aggressive farming and discriminating pick decisions were critical to producing wines of the highest caliber. We ended up not picking several acres of grapes simply because we felt they were not ready. Fewer grapes picked, combined with historically low yields and discriminating blending decisions, resulted in lower case productions for some Sojourn wines. This is particularly true for the 2011 Sangiacomo Pinot noir and we expect it to sell out very quickly.