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Sokol Blosser is one of the pioneering estates of the Oregon state wine industry. In 1971 when Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser began converting an old prune orchard into a vineyard they became one of five bonded wineries in the region. In the ensuing decades Oregon’s wine industry has grown (today there are over 500 wineries), changed and blossomed with Sokol Blosser at the forefront. Leading by example in their quest to produce exceptional wines while also promoting social and...
Expressive and bright, this wine showcases flavors of black cherry and raspberry mingling with earth and truffle. The 2012 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir epitomizes everything Sokol Blosser has stood for in nearly 45 years of winegrowing in Oregon.
Crafted to be a true expression of terroir from their hillside vines and Jory soil, this wine is made from a low yield crop that is dry-farmed for quality and comprised of grapes that are all from Dijon, Pommard and Wadensvil clones. Handpicked, handsorted and carefully destemmed this Pinot Noir is made with 100% organic grapes, certified by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Fermented for 5-7 days with post-fermentation maceration for 21 days and then 100% barrel-aged in French oak for 16 months with 40% new barrels. Fermented for 5-7 days with post-fermentation maceration for 21 days and then 100% barrel-aged in French oak for 16 months with 40% new barrels. “This was a great vintage. Period. I will likely never see another vintage like this in my lifetime,” says Winemaker Alex Sokol Blosser. “Growing & harvest conditions were ideal as we had a cool, wet spring with a dry, warm summer.”
- 92 Points -
- Cellar Sellection -
The least-expensive designate is also one of Sokol Blosser's best in 2012. After opening with a whiff of funk supported with a flinty hint of clay, it moves into a complex palate with both grip and definition. The acid component brings flavors of sweet citrus and orange peel, while the overall structure and pretty red fruits suggest that this is a wine to cellar.
- 91 Points -
Gritty tannins surround a generous core of spicy, mineral-accented plum and currant fruit, melding harmoniously on the extended finish.See detailed press review