Evesham's Sojeau first debuted in 2015 and its popularity and ratings have made it a near-instant favorite. 2019 is its most elegant profile yet, showing some of the lofty aromatics we know and love with an underlying silken weight of scrumptious red and black fruits. Weave in Sojeau's floral and mineral threads and you have a cozy Pinot blanket. That's Sojeau and that's why we love the vineyard and love Evesham's take on it. -Marcus
2018 vintage notes
95 points Decanter Magazine: "This high-elevation vineyard at the southern edge of Eola-Amity Hills faces west. The elevation delivers elegance and refreshing acidity despite the warm, dry year and the result has a pronounced plum and redcurrant fruit with floral notes and a lovely savory quality on the nose. The gorgeous, silky texture has a surfeit of finesse yet no lack of structure, and the overall impression is firm, grippy, and long."
2017 vintage notes
94 points Vinous, Josh Raynolds: "Vibrant red berry, cherry, blood orange and exotic spice aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a floral quality with aeration. Juicy raspberry, bitter cherry, allspice, vanilla and rose pastille flavors show an appealing blend of power and delicacy. Fine-grained tannins build slowly on the extremely long, lively finish, which emphatically repeats the floral and spice notes."
94 points PinotFile: "Spellbinding aromas of red and black raspberry and exotic spices. A charge of delicious dark red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors that show exceptional purity. Mid weight plus in style, with felty tannins balancing the expressive fruit. Very giving, with an uncommonly generous finish. This wine stands out from the pack. Note: I have found Sojourner Vineyard designated Pinot Noir offered by a number of producers to be consistently outstanding so this is a vineyard to hang your hat on."