Exuberantly, expressively pretty, displaying a freshness and precision we immediately fell for. There's an exceptional coolness to the Oregon wild red berry basket accented by delicate spice and mineral accents. Possessing great drive, pulsing forward with verve and structure. I will love seeing how this evolves in the cellar - I expect it will be magic. - Marcus
2015 vintage notes
A fantastic small vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, Sojourner ’15 enters the scene as a grand piano -- there are a few more notes to be struck in both the higher and lower register. Displaying an exuberant Oregon wild berry basket complemented by subtle spice and bold mineral accents, Sojo finishes focused and fresh with plenty more to give. An engaging drink already, better with two to four more years of age. 300 cases made. - Marcus
2014 vintage notes
93 points Wine Advocate: "The sophomore 2014 Sojourner Vineyard Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity comes from very rocky soils - two blocks and 13 rows picked at the same time. Picked at 4.5-tons per acre, it has a very precise bouquet with dark berries, undergrowth and black tea aromas that are nicely detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, the 10% whole cluster fruit lending freshness and delineation. This is very harmonious - red segueing into black fruit towards the finish that lingers long in the mouth. Utterly superb."
2012 vintage notes
Darker and a touch mysterious, heaping buckets of dark cherries and a flash of blood orange and sweet cinnamon. Finishes with structure and rustic elegance. Only 125 cases made, and one of the finest expressions of Freedom Hill to date. Ken’s familiarity with the vineyard dates back well over a decade to his time at St. Innocent. - Marcus