2017 Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridge Top Vyd
NVWE Notes: This impressively constructed Pinot opens with dense, quietly juicy black cherry, cherry pit, black raspberry, Elephant Heart plum jam, baking-spice and dark pipe tobacco aromas. It is bigger and more exotic on the palate, where juicy-rich flavors of sweet-pickled crab apples, black cherry, Elephant Heart plum, violet, rose, pink peppercorn and mineral notes fan-out. Another layer of richness and drama is layered-in by feral suggestions of roasted game and dark earth. The finish is very long and ends with a rush of blueberry-blackberry compote. The tannins are firming, yet submerged, and the zest is steady all the way. Anticipate several more years of continued growth, or enjoy it now with a rich lamb stew. 400 Cases produced.