October 10, 2018 - A little disappointed. May be past its prime. Two dimensional. Cough syrup on nose and palate. Weird finish. However, some enjoyment in drinking thus decent score.
June 13, 2016 - Upon opening, I assumed this bottling was fading away. No nose, fairly mute on the palate, short finish. After about an hour open it did come around to be quite aromatically expressive, and with a lingering, if subtle finish. No hints of off, possibly smoke aromas that I have sometimes gotten with this wine. Probably time to drink up.
June 13, 2015 - Inviting aroma of darker fruits, cedar and a touch of smoke. Rounded palate of sweet red fruits and baking spices. Medium-Light body with silken mouth feel. Some acidity remains. Would drink over the next 1-3yrs.
December 24, 2014 - Tasting a series of American pinots this holiday. This one is the most European so far. Nice.
December 14, 2014 - This wine has mellowed a bit and is a bit softer than a lot of the other Sojourn offerings... great fruit profile. Drink up if you like the fruit-forward style
June 1, 2014 - At this age, the oak and the alcohol are already ganging up on me. Quite spicy, some fruit (cherry, raspberry) that I think would have been better a year or two ago. On the 4th day under argon, some brett surprisingly appeared, which I think raised it one point.
May 18, 2014 - sweet red fruit flavors, good acidity, nice mouth feel, a little hot with the alcohol. Overall a very good pinot. Interesting WS score of 78 and comments, bears no relation to what this wine is now.
December 31, 2013 - I thought this was excellent. 91-92. Balanced nicely.
September 14, 2013 - Sulphury/deductive. Sheep fart. Strawberries. Full bodied. Biggest of the '08s tonight. More complexity. Darker. More interesting finish. Pine needles. Gun smoke. Red fruits.
July 22, 2013 - A bit of effervescence upon opening but quickly escaped leaving behind an absolutely delicious rendering of Pinot Noir. Just the right amount of fruit not to be overbearing and great characteristics. Was my last '08 rogers. So sad but really at the end of the window anyway.