2019 Sojourn 'Gap's Crown' Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast


Gap’s Crown Vineyard is one of the top spots for Sonoma Pinot. This hillside vineyard, is rocky and blown by the wind tunnel of the Petaluma Gap. The grapes are forced to struggle and it makes for a beautifully complex wine, boasting blackberries, floral tones, camphor, and tea leaves. This is a bold, ripe, New World Pinot with a balance of grace and power that delivers well-above its price.

Pinot Noir
Erich Bradley
Oak Treatment:
50% New French Oak
Sonoma Coast
Gap's Crown
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot noir
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Jeb Dunnuck

I continue to just love the wines from this site, and Sojourn’s 2019 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard is a beauty. Lots of plums, darker raspberries, leather, sous bois, and burnt herb notes emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with medium to full body, a long, elegant, balanced texture, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish. A seriously good Pinot Noir, it should be better with another year in bottle and keep through 2029 or beyond.


Wine Enthusiast

This site has been a constant for the producer since 2007 and it consistently sources from one block of the vineyard at some elevation. Intensely built in a rich, layered and full-bodied style, it offers firm, structured tannins and powerful, juicy waves of dark cherry and berry, with additional notes of crushed rock, dried herb and black tea.


Wine Spectator

Big and rich, this is filled with juicy spiciness to the dark currant and plum paste flavors that show notes of green olive and fig paste. Ends with decadent ripeness on the finish, with accents of cocoa and cream. Drink now through 2026.


Wine Advocate

The 2019 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard has a medium ruby-purple color and scents of boysenberries and cranberries with touches of watermelon and red flowers. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and deeply fruited with a layered, spicy finish.


James Suckling

An expressive nose of plum, redcurrant, rose hip, sandalwood and cinnamon. It’s full-bodied with soft tannins. Ripe and creamy with a juicy, sweet core of blue fruit. Delicious finish with good length. Drink or hold.