Vineyard: Rodgers Creek

AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Sojourn Rodgers Creek Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.57, 700 cases, $48. Release in spring 2015. From a vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap. Pommard ( a portion of which is fermented whole cluster) and 777 clones. Native yeast fermentation, aged in 50% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry and raspberry are accented with notes of seasoned oak and stem. Light in weight but flavorful, with a vivid core of cherry fruit framed by an herbal tone. Well-balanced, with a refreshing and intensely flavored cherry-themed finish. Score: 90. Reviewed May 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Les Voleurs Rodgers Creek Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.40, TA 0.71, 37 cases, $45. Dijon 667 and 777 planted in volcanic ash soils. 5-day cold soak, fermented with 30% whole clusters using native yeasts over 2 weeks. Aged in neutral French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Deeply perfumed with scents of raspberry, strawberry, rose petal and vanilla. Delicious ripe strawberry, cherry and plum flavors in a mid weight style with modest tannins, very bright acidity, and a long finish featuring citrus-infused strawberries. Strawberry lovers will cherish this wine. Score: 90. Reviewed March 29, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Sojourn Cellars Rodgers Creek Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.56, 725 cases, $48. Released spring 2014.This vineyard is perched high on a ridge in the Petaluma Gap. The foundation of this wine is Pommard clone, a 15% portion of which is fermented whole cluster. Clone 777 is blended in. Aged in 50% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Whole cluster plays a role in this wine with noticeable floral and exotic spice aromas evident on the nose and a slight vegetative, mushroom note underlying the middleweight core of earth-kissed cherry fruit. Soft in the mouth with noticeable but not intrusive tannins, this wine will benefit from more time in bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed May 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Sojourn Cellars Rodgers Creek Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.60, 550 cases, $48. Released Spring 2013. Vineyard is high on a ridge in the heart of the Petaluma Gap. The vines receive the full brunt of wind and fog that define this cool climate site. The light chalky volcanic ash soils on steep inclines typically lead to vine stress and high levels of concentration. Pommard and 777 clones. 15% whole cluster (Pommard), aged in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red berries, black cherries, briar and a hint of spearmint. Light, even a bit thin, with tangy flavors of red cherries, red raspberries and cola, supple tannins, and a good cut of acidity on the mildly shallow finish. Very giving and easy to drink. Good (+). Reviewed June 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »