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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...
The 2015 Big Tree Block Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of star anise. There are flavors of blackberry and acai berries, with toasted vanilla on the finish.
2015 was a year that you truly felt that the earth 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 grapes were carefully hand harvested over 2 days at a 23-24°Brix level. They were then sorted by hand to remove any flawed bunches and 100% de-stemmed directly into one 2.5-ton oak upright tank and three 3-ton stainless steel fermenters. 38% of the fermentation from this block was done using the Sokol Blosser native yeast program. This wine was aged entirely in French oak barrels for 17 months with minimal SO2 levels.
- 92 Points -
Brilliant red. Pungent red and blue fruits, candied flowers and hints of savory herbs and smoky minerals on the perfumed nose. Juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good clarity and become sweeter as the wine opens up. A licorice note appears on a long, focused finish shaped by smooth, slow-building tannins.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
Tangy cherry fruit anchors this wine, which is highlighted with scents and flavors of stems and tea leaves. There's a light hint of tanned leather, and the palate-pleasing texture keeps the mix of flavors lifted and compelling. A touch of toast emerges on the finish.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
Plenty of earthy and spicy character on the nose, this has a sturdy and crisp feel on the palate with cedary oak played into elegant yet concentrated red cherries...See detailed press review