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Sojourn Cellars

Pinot Noir


This wine is a blend of eight unique lots produced from Sonoma Coast vineyards ranging from Occidental to the Petaluma Gap. Gap’s Crown, Sangiacomo, Rodgers Creek and Walala Vineyards represent key components used to produce this blend. Pinot noir clones 115, 828, 667, Pommard, and Wädenswil 2A add unique elements creating a complex Pinot noir with a myriad of textures and flavors. The 2016 vintage of this wine is balanced and vibrant with lush textures that are characteristic of the Gap’s Crown and Sangiacomo vineyard components.


Denne vin er en blanding af otte unikke partier produceret fra vinmarkerne i Sonoma Coast lige fra Occidental til Petaluma Gap. Gap's Crown, Sangiacomo, Rodgers Creek og Walala Vineyards repræsenterer nøglekomponenter, der bruges til at fremstille denne blanding. Pinot noir-kloner 115, 828, 667, Pommard og Wädenswil 2A tilføjer unikke elementer, der skaber en kompleks Pinot noir med et utal af teksturer og smag. 2016 årgangen af denne vin er afbalanceret og levende med frodige strukturer, der er karakteristiske for Gap's Crown og Sangiacomo vingårdskomponenter.


Country: USA

Region: California, Napa Valley

Winery: Sojourn Cellars

Year: 2016

Type: Red

Grapes: Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 14,4%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



Based in the town of Sonoma, Sojourn Cellars is a highly acclaimed winery specializing in the production of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. They source grapes from celebrated vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa Counties, and help direct farming operations to assure that the grapes are produced using world-class growing techniques. They have consistently produced high-quality wines with a hands-off natural winemaking style that showcases the character and personality of individual vineyards.

Med base i byen Sonoma er Sojourn Cellars en meget anerkendt vingård, der har specialiseret sig i produktion af Pinot noir, Chardonnay og Cabernet Sauvignon.
De henter druer fra berømte vinmarker i både Sonoma og Napa-amterne og hjælper med at dirigere landbrugsoperationer for at sikre, at druerne produceres ved hjælp af dyrkningsteknikker i verdensklasse. De har konsekvent produceret høje kvalitetsvine med en praktisk naturlig vinfremstillingsstil, der viser karakteren og personligheden af de enkelte vinmarker.

General grape descriptions

Pinot Noir

The fashionable red burgundy grape is capable of producing divinely scented, gorgeously fruity expressions of place but often unwilling or unable to do so. Pinot Noir is sensitive to the size of crop it is expected to produce, and many vapid examples exemplify an over-demanding yield. It ripens relatively early so is not suitable for very warm regions where there would be no time to develop interesting flavours before acid levels plummet. On the other hand, many of the cooler regions in which it thrives suffer autumn rains which can rot Pinot's thin-skinned berries, resulting in pale, tainted wines. The Pinot Noir grower's lot is not an easy one.

This ancient eastern French vine is, with Gouais Blanc, parent of a host of other varieties including Chardonnay, Gamay and the Muscadet grape Melon de Bourgogne. Because it is so old, there are many well-established mutations such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier and there is enormous variation in wine quality between different clones. Planting the wrong clone in the wrong place is one of many reasons for the wide variation in quality between different red burgundies and different varietal Pinot Noirs from elsewhere.

The positive side of all this is that Pinot Noir is a very transparent grape. It really can communicate the difference in terroir, or grape-growing environment, between adjacent plots of vineyard.