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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 and flavours of bright red and jammy fruit characteristics. In the nose, this food friendly pinot noir expresses notes of chocolate covered cherries, black plums, and baking spice. The mouthfeel is round and rich at first sip with some good tannins which soften with acidity in its long finish.
2015 was a year where you truly felt that the earth was heating up. There were record heat growing degree days, almost 3000 (2200-2300 is normal) which helped rack up the earliest bud break ever, the earliest bloom ever, and one of the earliest harvest dates ever. The crop was huge stemming from wonderful weather in June the previous year, and a lot of fruit thinning was done to ensure that there was enough fermentation space in the cellar. The concern was not whether we could ripen all the fruit, it was if we could actually fit it all in our cellar.
This wine captures and highlights the delicate and pure fruit characteristics unique to Pinot Noir. It is fermented with yeast that extracts and encourages the development of the distinct Pinot Noir characters. Evolution is both fermented and aged, primarily, in stainless steel and pressed at dryness. In addition to preserving the bright fruit, the wine is oaked to stabilize the distinct red-purple color and enhance mouthfeel and structure. To strike a balance, a small yet impactful amount of French oak staves were added into the stainless steel tanks for 2-3 months during aging. These staves are strung together and float in the wine.
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A decadent pinot noir that shows cherries, almonds and raspberries. Medium to full body, delicious tannins and a fresh and juicy finish...Made from organic grapes.See detailed press review