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2013 SOKOL BLOSSER Orchard Block Pinot Noir

SOKOL BLOSSER Orchard Block Pinot Noir 2013 Organic

73.29* CAD

$73.29* * Suggested retail price

  • 3 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 787963
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • OpenRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • AvailableRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Oregon
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Dundee hills
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Pinot Noir 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    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...

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  • Tasting notes

    The 2013 Orchard Block Pinot Noir is brimming with flavors of orange zest, bing cherry and black pepper with a cocoa powder finish.

  • Viticultural notes

    2013 was the driest year since 1985, which was one of the best years for Pinot Noir at Sokol Blosser. Harvest started on September 10 and ended on October 10, making this the first time in more than a decade that they were picking grapes over a five week period.

  • Winemaking notes

    The single block program showcases the variation and nuanced expressions of the different vineyards on the estate. All fruit for this program is grown in the Jory soils of the Dundee Hills. The grapes are harvested when the phenolic, sugar and acid strike the right balance, with the main focus being on flavour development. Once the grapes make it into the winery, they are all treated the same, which gives each vineyard block the opportunity to fully express its own unique characteristics. After aging, each barrel is tasted and hand selected by Winemaker Alex Sokol Blosser to be in the program. The single block wines are made for lengthy aging.

Press reviews

  • - 91 Points -

    April 2016

    The 2013 Pinot Noir Orchard Block was barrel aged in French oak for 17 months (38% new wood). It has a ripe red cherry and cranberry-scented bouquet that is well defined, not as powerful as the 2012 last year, yet retaining commendable delineation and varietal expression. The palate is smooth on the entry, a very sensual Pinot Noir, almost lush in terms of texture with Morello cherry, crushed strawberry and red plum notes. But it's the silkiness of this Pinot Noir that wins you over - just delicious.

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  • - 90 Points -

    June 2016

    Bright and refreshing, with a tangy edge and a layer of savory flavors wrapping around the polished cherry fruit at the center. Has presence and definition on a light frame.

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  • - 90 Points -

    August 2016

    Here you'll find a mix of tart citrus (principally orange peel) with wild berry fruit. It's a tart and tangy wine, with a dash of herb and some earthy tannins... 

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