Sojourn Cellars Rodgers Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Mostly destemmed (20% whole clusters) and brought up in 50% new oak, the 2017 Pinot Noir Rogers Creek Vineyard offers a medium ruby/translucent hue as well as a great Pinot Noir nose of spiced mulberries and raspberries intermixed with plenty of dried flowers and forest floor notes. It's clean, medium-bodied, incredibly pretty, and elegant. It's slightly fleeting on the finish but this is a classy Pinot Noir that should evolve nicely for 5-7 years.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Rodgers Creek Vineyard was made with 20% whole cluster and aged in 50% new French oak. Pale ruby, the nose reluctantly opens to crunchy cranberries, sour cherries, woodsmoke, earth and dried leaves aromas with touches of baking spice. The palate is light to medium-bodied and earthy with restrained fruit, a grainy frame and good freshness on the finish. 800 cases produced.
This wine is earthy in stewed plum and clove, with a lasting richness that presents as strawberry puree. Tight-grained tannins emphasize the underlying weight of the wine, which finishes in a spicy note of cardamom and mint.