2018 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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JD 92 WS 92
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

Starting with the 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, this beautiful effort has lots of sautéed orchard fruits, brioche, and honeysuckle aromatics as well as subtle background oak, a rounded, textured, and concentrated...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, August 2020

There's an enveloping creaminess to the pure-tasting ripe white fruit flavors, supported by rich acidity and a firm structure. Focused and minerally on the complex finish. Drink now through 2024. — KM


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Sonoma Coast
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

Based in the town of Sonoma, Sojourn Cellars is a highly acclaimed winery specializing in the production of artisan Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, Rodgers Creek, Sangiacomo, and Gaps Crown vineyards, and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in the Rutherford subregion of the Napa Valley.

Founded by Craig and Ellen Haserot together with winemaker Erich Bradley, Sojourn Cellars reflects a heartfelt commitment to producing carefully handcrafted wines for individuals who appreciate sophistication without pretension. Launched in 2001 with 100 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sojourn remains today a boutique artisan producer, sold on allocation to their mailing list members and a select group of restaurants, retailers, and distribution partners.

In the world of wine, the 2018 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay stands tall as a shining example of the California Chardonnay style. With its elegant profile and impeccable craftsmanship, this white wine captures the essence of the Sonoma Coast region, showcasing the unique terroir and the winemaker's artistry.

Gazing upon the bottle, one is immediately drawn to its golden hue, a promise of the luscious flavors that await. The aromatics of this Chardonnay are simply enchanting, with sautéed orchard fruits, brioche, and honeysuckle wafting from the glass. Delicate hints of oak add depth and complexity to the bouquet, without overpowering the fruit-forward nature of the wine.

On the palate, the 2018 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay delights with its rounded, textured, and concentrated mouthfeel. The richness of ripe white fruit flavors dances on the tongue, enveloped by a creamy sensation that is both indulgent and refined. The interplay between the fruit, acidity, and structure is impeccably balanced, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that went into crafting this wine.

As the velvety liquid glides across the palate, the finish reveals a minerality that adds a captivating dimension to the wine. Focused and complex, the lingering notes leave a lasting impression, inviting contemplation and further enjoyment.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this Chardonnay an impressive score of 92, praising its beauty and predicting a drinking window of 4-6 years. Wine Spectator also commended the wine, giving it the same score of 92 and noting its creaminess, rich acidity, and firm structure.

For those seeking a quintessential California Chardonnay experience, the 2018 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a must-try. Savor it now or cellar it for future enjoyment, as this wine promises to evolve and delight for years to come.