WINEMAKER(S)
Erich Bradley

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 80

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
SOJOURN CELLARS
The Jewel of Gap's Crown

Pinot Noir
Gap's Crown Vineyard
Sonoma Coast
2017
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Founded by Proprietor Craig Haserot and Winemaker Erich Bradley in 2001, Sojourn Cellars is a highly acclaimed winery specializing in the production of artisan Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from celebrated vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. For the Barrel Auction, Sojourn offers a highly desirable wine from the very prestigious Gap’s Crown Vineyard, located in the Petaluma Gap AVA. Cooling Pacific breezes moderate the vineyard’s warmer, southwestern-facing slope, producing wines that marry structure with intensity of fruit. The quality of the fruit is indisputable, and Gap’s Crown Vineyard is home to some of the most coveted Pinot Noir vines in Sonoma County. In fact, Sojourn’s 2014 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir earned the #35 spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016 list, and the 2015 vintage received a rating of 95 points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.

Bradley and the Sojourn winemaking team will artfully blend an exclusive five-case auction lot from four separate blocks of the Gap’s Crown Vineyard’s highly coveted Clone 115 Pinot Noir. Also known as the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Clone, 115 produces richly textured wines that combine unparalleled concentration and phenomenal structure while exuding the luscious Sojourn mouthfeel. This wine will impress any lover of exquisite Pinot Noir.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

September 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

February 2019