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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...
- 92 Points -
In this exceptional vintage, the all-estate bottling over-delivers big time at this price. Brambly blackberry/kirsch flavors fill the mouth with sappy juicy flavors. The tannins are a bit stiff, and at first the wine hits a tannic wall, but more bottle age, aeration and/or aggressive decanting will open it up. The lengthy cinnamon-soaked finish hints at a stellar cellar life ahead.
- 92 Points -
Classic, supple, silky.
I've long been a fan of Sokol-Blosser, I think they balance serious wines with alternate consumer-friendly labels, which make them more approachable.
This Pinot is classic forest floor and earth, which is balanced with fine toasted spices, leather and carob and hints of toffee, with a core of forest berries. It is supple of weight and silky of texture; it starts out fresh and expressive, then grows more muscular on the palate, culminating in a finish of spice, carob and molasses.
- 91 Points -
A red with plenty of cinnamon, plums and dried cherries. The palate is medium-bodied, delicate and polished with pretty fruit flavors...See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Firm in texture, with layers of savory tannins wrapping around a gentle core of dark berry and white pepper flavors. Finishes with elegance.See detailed press review