Sojourn Cellars Chardonnay "Sangiacomo Vineyard" 2012
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [RP 91]
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The Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay is produced from the same vineyard as the highly-rated Sojourn Sangiacomo Pinot noirs. This wine showcases unique Sonoma Coast regional qualities and the Sangiacomo family's commitment to exemplary viticultural practices. The grapes were pressed whole-cluster and fermented in French oak barrels utilizing 30% new oak. Aromas of citrus and melon with subtle toasted notes lead to layers of concentrated flavors. The 2012 vintage of this wine shows less oak and more depth, with rich fruit character and lush textures.
We produce this Chardonnay usng a combination of Old Wente clone from the Sangiacomo Vella Ranch and clone 95 from the Sangiacomo Vineyard on Roberts Road. These vineyard parcels are both perfectly suited for growing Chardonnay, with cool climates and well-drained soils. The Old Wente Clone selection of Chardonnay at Vella Ranch was planted in 1997 and is known to produce distinctively small clusters, low yields, and result in elegant complex wines. Clone 95 from Roberts Road, planted in 1998, adds minerality and a pointed vibrancy.
Ratings & Reviews
"With the most expressive bouquet of this trio, the 2012 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard offers up aromas of Mandarin oranges, poached pears and a subtle note of toast, along with a full-bodied mouthfeel. This superb, pure, complex Chardonnay should drink nicely for 4-5 years.
All of Sojourn Cellarsâ€™ Chardonnays see about 30% new oak, and tend to have finished alcohols in the 14% to 14.3% range. Sojourn produces a half dozen Pinot Noirs, ranging between 14.2% and 14.6% natural alcohol. Most of them are made from Dijon clones." - Robert Parker (Dec 2013)