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Colour: Red
Producer: Walter Scott
Region: Oregon
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Sojourner, Pinot Noir, 2017

Tasting Note:

Immediately classy, this smells initially like something from one of the Cote d’Or’s more powerful communes, Nuit-St-George perhaps, with both floral and earthy notes competing with slightly wild, ferrous berry fruit. A sense of transparency runs through this. On the palate there's the tang of minerality that comes from volcanic soils, a richness that comes from earthy fruit, and then a dried flower and citrus rind note on the end. Opening up in the glass over half an hour a Seville orange note is met with nori, and a fascinating floral finish. The texture is fine silk, there are plums emerging with air and more orange peel notes married to a fine volcanic tang that says ‘Willamette Valley’. A satisfying mid palate weight also betrays an Oregon origin, but the overall shape is destined to appeal to those who love the tapering finishes of fine Burgundy. Soujourner sits at 650ft directly in front of the Van Duzer corridor. It is one of the coolest sites Ken and Erica work with, very rocky and planted to three clones; Pommard, Wadensvil and Dijon 115.

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