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SOJOURN PINOT NOIR GAP'S CROWN VINEYARD PETALUME GAP, SONOMA COAST 2017
NVWE Notes: Many wineries bottle from this great vineyard, but none has been more successful with this fruit than Sojourn. Focused, elegant, rich and lovely, the aromas are a concentrated mix of red plum, red boysenberry, grenadine, dry red cherry and Amerena cherry jam, layered over sweet-savory spice notes that include pink peppercorn, mace, star anise, five-spice, and dark tobacco. It is just as forthcoming on the palate, where the same vibrant red fruit mix dominates and pretty highlights of violet and pink rose join in, while darker suggestions of hazelnut husk and graphite fill out the background. If likely to get ever better over the next five years, it is quite delicious right now. 850 cases produced.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard was made with 10% whole cluster and aged in 50% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby, the nose is slow to unfurl to scents of smoked cranberries, baked rhubarb, pure raspberry and strawberry preserves, candied violets and blackberry pie with spicy and earthy touches. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and intense, with unfurling, spiced flavor layers. It has a fine, grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing long and layered. 1,025 cases produced. Drink Date 2020 - 2030. Erin Brooks 19th Dec 2019
Textured, concentrated flavors of dried cherry, rose petal and currant are backed by powerful acidity. Sandalwood and spice notes linger on the plush, rich finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,125 cases made. KM Issue May 31, 2019