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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...
Aromas of strawberry jam. Flavors of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and cranberry. Round in the mid palate, bright acid on the finish. Fun!
2017 started out like a number of Oregon vintages have started out: cold, wet, and rainy. There was snow in January, a cool spring and an exceptionally hot summer. The cool spring helped push harvest out to a more normal start date, and the hot summer helped the grapes get ready with little delay. The 2017 crop was one of the largest since 2014, yet the grapes were ripe and very clean which bodes well for quality.
A classic dry rosé made from organic pinot noir grapes from the Estate Concert Block. The grapes were hand harvested and de-stemmed, and the juice was soaked on the skins for four to six hours before pressing. An extended, slow, cool fermentation was maintained to preserve the lively fruitiness and delicate floral aromas. This wine has just a hint of residual sugar to balance the firm acidity, resulting in a rosé that is crisp, vibrant, and refreshing.
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Too many rosés go for power over finesse; this takes the lighter path, to good effect. Made from all organic estate fruit fermented entirely in stainless steel, it's fragrant and spicy at just 12% alcohol. But there's no lack of flavor: fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange. A hint of pepper spices up the finish.See detailed press review