The Home Ranch Cuvée is built on a core of clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Home Ranch Vineyard in southwest Sonoma Valley, planted by Sojourn founder Craig Haserot in 2002. Tight spacing and immaculate vine training result in evenly ripened grapes with tiny berries and loose clusters. Robust blueberry fruit aromas and big silky tannins distinguish Home Ranch Vineyard wines from most of its Sonoma Valley brethren.
2017: Napa and Sonoma endured tragic wildfires in 2017 at the end of harvest. We feel very fortunate that our Cabernet Sauvignon wines emerged unharmed and our winery remained safe. These wines ofer robust fruit flavors and silky textures. Balanced vines and temperature fluctuations resulted in layers of flavors and complexity in the wines. Home Ranch Vineyard ofered robust blueberry flavors and plush tannins this vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon from a neighboring vineyard in southern Sonoma Valley was blended in, resulting in a complex cuvée. The wine was aged for 20 months in 60% new French oak barrels from top coopers Darnajou, Taransaud and Bel Air.
2019: The 2019 vintage was similar to 2018 in that the mild season allowed for long and slow maturation. The lack of major heat waves and virtually no rain during harvest allowed us to pick every vineyard block at optimal ripeness. The 2019 vintage was slightly lower yielding, which resulted in greater concentration in the wines. Robust structures and rich flavors are consistent throughout the vintage. Home Ranch Vineyard delivered intense blueberry flavors and rich tannins in 2019. Cabernet Sauvignon lots from neighboring vineyards in southern Sonoma Valley were blended in, resulting in a complex cuvée. The wine was aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels from top coopers Darnajou, Taransaud and Bel Air.