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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...
Like the rest of the world, 2014 was a really warm year in Oregon. On average, the Willamette Valley typically receives around 2200 growing degree days; in 2013, it was 2717 but the winery hit 2867 in 2014. Surprisingly, this was the largest crop Sokol Blosser has ever seen, and 2014 was our 44th year of winegrowing in the Dundee Hills. What resulted is a wine with dark color and great intensity.
In 2013 two native yeasts were succesfully isolated from the Sokol Blosser property. These yeasts have been genetically identified to be unique from any commercially available yeast, according to the most recent database. In 2014 these yeasts were used to inoculate some of the ferments. One of the yeasts isolated was found in the Goosepen block of the vineyard. This particular yeast was used to inoculate half of the Goosepen ferments in 2014.
- 93 Points -
This shows vanilla and spices with blue fruit such as blackcurrants and blueberries, not to mention ivy, bark and resin. The palate is quite chewy and intense with lots of dark fruit, fine acidity and a fruit-forward finish. A decadent style but impressive...Made from organic grapes.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
- Cellar Sellection -
Always a top wine in this winery's broad portfolio of estate Pinot Noirs, this is spicy and lightly peppery, with a mix of bitter herb, cranberry and blackberry flavors and bright, supporting acidity. Its pleasing mineral backdrop provides an easy landing for the extended finish.See detailed press review