Two words: come hither! It commands you and you must obey. The complete package, the vintage co-star, the essence of Walter Scott Pinot: wonderfully elegant while also superbly deep. Sensual and rich, fresh and surging with so much beautiful red and black cherry and red berry electric Pinot vivacity, woven together by savory, spice, floral and mineral threads. "Sojeau" is the new name for Sojourner vineyard, which is without question or exception among the handful or two of our favorite vineyards in the entire Willamette Valley. Tasty why! - Marcus
2017 vintage notes
95 points PinotFile: "The aromas really draw you into the glass with a perfume of rose petal, muddled cherry, pomegranate and spice. Highly pleasurable from start to finish, offering mid weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and spice. Impeccable balance, with a dry, black cherry infused, bombastic finish. Wow!"
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