Known For: Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon made in a Burgundian style
Winemaker: Erich Bradley
We originally found Sojourn Cellars through their winemaker (Erich Bradley) and his work at Audelssa. On a visit to Audelssa's Mountain Terrace Vineyard we met with Erich for a few moments and saw his winemaking techniques only a few days after harvest. What we saw was one of the few mountain grown Cabernet Sauvignon's being made in a Burgundian style. Erich told us that day that he wasn't conflicted because he kept his winemaking style consistent no matter who he was making wine for, or what varietal he was working with. We decided to taste his Pinot Noir when we needed a Pinot Noir to be included in our clubs in the future.
Sojourn Cellars is owned in part by Erich Bradley as well as Craig and Ellen Haserot and at Uncorked Ventures we believe this is one of the top Pinot Noir producers in California. Pinot Report editor and founder Gregory Walter agrees, rating their Sangiacomo Pinot Noir as high as 97 points. Other reviewers have been just as kind, including Wine Spectator which rated the Sangiacomo at 94 points and featured it as a Must Buy.
For consumers, a visit to Sojourn affords you two main opportunities. To start, their wines are incredibly fairly priced considering the quality. Pinot Noir at this level of complexity is rarely found in the upper $40 price point, especially when it is made from Sonoma County fruit. Secondly, Sojourn offers the ability to taste directly with one the owners in their tasting studio which is only block off the Sonoma square. Tasting trips also offer the rare opportunity to taste quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Sonoma County Pinot Noir from the same winery and winemaking team.