27 Jul Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir 2011
Today In Wine: Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir 2011 ($80)
“This shows a bit more of the herbal side of the 2011s, wrapping peppery notes around light strawberry fruit. Barrel-aged for 15 months in 44% new French oak, it’s still filling in and benefits from extended breathing.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2016 –
Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points (2014)
Wine Spectator – 90 Points (2014)
Best Wines of the Year – 2016
The Sokol Blosser Winery is both family-owned and operated and dedicated to creating world-class wines. Today, the second-generation winegrowers of Sokol Blosser continue the ‘good to earth’ policy through certified-organic farming, sustainable business practices and low impact packaging. In fact, they were also the first US winery to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification – and recently became a Certified B Corporation.
Although the 2011 growing season was long and cool, the vines produced grapes with magnificent flavors and aromas. This wine is delicate, well structured, and will benefit from long-term aging.
The highly acclaimed, 2011 Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir allures with blue fruit characteristics and spice as a young, focused wine. The signature Jory soil terroir with its spicy mineral finish is well represented in this wine. It possesses great depth of pure fruit flavor, strong structure, acid, and a persistent length. This wine, is worthy of lengthy aging, and with proper cellaring can be enjoyed for the next ten to fifteen years.
Firm and chewy, with a layer of grippy tannins around a lithe core of red plum, floral and black pepper flavors, lingering easily on the tight finish. – Wine Spectator
Hold onto the 2011 Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir for another 5-10 years. We recommend pairing this delicious red wine with: THEGRAPE’s Black Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wrap Recipe; a fresh tomato, sausage and pecorino pasta; or a grilled chicken salad. A vegan lentil stew also complements this wine.
Wine Region: Dundee Hills & Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir Blend
Style: Medium-bodied, Balanced & Complex
Drinks Like: Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir 2012 ($85) – 93 Points by Wine Enthusiast
Food & Wine Pairings: Black Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wrap – Click To View Recipes
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Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir - Wine Rating
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold
Perfect for those who adore a good Pinot – the 2011 Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir may need another year or two before you’re able to enjoy. Though it's a little more expensive than we normally review, the 2011 Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir ($80) is worth every penny if you're a diehard red wine or Pinot Noir fan. Tightly wound with noticeable features of fresh soil (perhaps the Jory soil mentioned above), pepper, blueberry, plum and raspberry. The tannins are chewy, but with time will smooth out. Be sure to add this Grape Certified Gold wine to your collection – open at your leisure. Rated Grape Certified Gold by THEGRAPE, it is our recommendation that you grab a bottle now for that very special occasion before it's too late.