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Community Tasting Notes (50) Avg Score: 90.8 points

  • Medium, hazy crimson in color. Nice aromas of cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and cola. The mouth shows cherry and red berry notes, with subtle flavors of tea leaves, herb, and citrus accents. Medium finish.

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  • This was a very unique bottle of Cali pinot.
    Far lighter in color than most Cali pinots, with so-so aromas of cherry, raspberry, and smoky oak. However, the flavor was wonderful and the finish lasted a good 30-45 seconds, with some spice. Made me think more of an Oregon pinot with a little extra fruit than a typical Cali pinot.
    I detected some significant acidity on first sip, but as we drank the bottle it never became an issue of too much acidity.
    This wine paired very well with a vegetarian cheese casserole in a tomato-based (acidic) sauce, which caused the remaining fruit of the wine to really shine through.
    Drink now, as I don't see this improving with age at all, unless you are one who loves a long finish but doesn't like much fruit in their pinot (in which case why are you drinking Cali pinot in the first place? ;-)

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  • Still drinking very nicely, this shows raspberry and red cherry aromas and flavors. Good structure balances with the ripe fruit. I have one more bottle and think it's time to drink up, with the heat a bit more prominent on finish vs. what I recall when tasted shortly after release.

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  • opened and left in the bottle for about 1+ hr before drinking. Served blind, very well received by all. Drinking beautifully last night and a great QPR for $30

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  • Murky and brick-colored throughout with a presence of sugar stewed strawberries on the bouquet, and a nice pine-needle scent. At first, this was rough and difficult to enjoy, showing disjointed and even hot at times. Through the first night it improved, though it still felt more gloppy and unresolved than I recollect from a prior tasting. If you pare out the pieces, you'll find some nice Pinot components with lavender, violet, dark cherry flavors and something reminiscent of Indian spices. I drank the majority of the bottle, the remainder, on night-2. It wasn't any more glorious, but it seemed to present a more heavy-bodied/presence Pinot experience than what I generally lean toward in the Sonoma arena. No major flaws, save for lack of inspiration -- this bottle.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    By Request - A Blind Pinot Noir Tasting, Episode #624, 2/16/2009, (See more on Wine Library TV...) 93+ points

    (Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir) #1; COLOR-very light; cloudy; NOSE-very pretty; perfumed & floral; candied cherry; TASTE-great intense creaminess; the silkiness alone is worth the price; great structure and fruit; very silky; taking fresh cream w/ fresh cranberries and mixing it all up; a little stick and earthiness; great; this is really good stuff; a very rich & complex Pinot (very Burgundian); tastes like a $60-$70 Burgundy; showing tremendous today, but has the length & structure to last 7-10 years; I'm blown away by this effort; Get on the mailing list @ 707-933-9753; Pinot Report-94; GV-93+

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/27/2008, (See more on 91 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Floral, big strawberry and roses nose; very tasty, strawberry, caramel and brown sugar palate, with good acidity; medium finish 91+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/19/2008, (See more on 92 points

    (Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Medium cranberry red color with pale meniscus; tart strawberry, cherry and raspberry nose; tasty, ripe strawberry, raspberry palate with good acidity; medium candied finish 92+ pts.

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