21 Sep Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013
Today In Wine: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013 ($38)
“The Dundee Hills cuvée shows the tight, tart, higher acidity that is characteristic of the Pinots from the Willamette Valley… and offers [cherry], raspberry and cranberry fruit…” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal (2016)
Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points (2012), 91 Points (2010, 2011)
Wine Spectator – 92 Points (2012), 91 Points (2010, 2012)
Tasting Panel – 92 Points (2012)
San Francisco International Wine Competition – Bronze Medal (2014)
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. If you love wine, and like to support environmentally conscious businesses, try Sokol Blosser wines.
The 2013 growing season was one of the driest in the last 20 years, strangely making it one of the best years for pinot noir. The attention to detail exhibited by the Sokol Blosser winery, including handpicked, 100% organic grapes, explains why this pinot noir is so delicious and smooth. It’s also why you’ll wanna move fast to grab one of the (limited) 9,700 cases that were produced. This wine is delicate, well structured, and will benefit from long-term aging. In fact, you should probably pick up two cases so you can experience the 2013 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir every year for the next 15 years because it cellars so well.
The pioneering winery Sokol Blosser added no new vineyards, but a new generation seems to have rediscovered its mojo. -- Harvey Steiman of Wine Spectator
Vintage after vintage, year after year, the Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is widely praised and highly acclaimed. The pinot noir grapes are highlighted in every bottle — a reflection of the Sokol Blosser winemaking style. They make elegant wines that express the pureness of their fruit and terroir. Expressive and bright, this red wine showcases dark fruit flavors of cherry and blueberry with earthy and spicy characteristics that are re ective of our Jory soil. The wine is smooth on the entry; red fruit is carried throughout, but with black cherry dominating the mid-palate with hints of cola and cassis on the finish. This wine possesses great depth of pure fruit flavor, strong structure, acid and persistent length. With proper cellaring this wine can be enjoyed for the next 10 to 15 years.
Drink the Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir now or hold onto for another 10+ years. You can pair this delicious Pinot Noir with a variety of foods, including wild salmon, seared Ahi tuna, grilled venison sausage, duck, pork and rack of lamb. The 2013 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir will hold up to the most intense avors but not overwhelm. We recommend the following THEGRAPE recipes: Seared Ahi Tuna And Strawberry Salad or Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wraps Choose one of these delicious meals we recommend: Thai beef salad, or creamy piquillo pepper and chickpea soup with chicken; or fried polenta cheese fritters with TheGrape’s French onion soup – all pair extremely well with this wine.
Wine Region: Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Light-bodied, Fruity & Balanced
Drinks Like: Davis Bynum Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 ($35), Ancillary Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 ($50)
Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Seared Ahi Tuna And Strawberry Salad Recipe
Also try these delicious recipe: THEGRAPE’s Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wraps or a variety of seafoods, fish or white meats, like wild caught salmon, grilled venison sausage, duck, pork and rack of lamb.
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Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold Medal
A Pinot done to perfection is how we’d describe the 2013 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. A complex wine with depth and character – fragrant aromas of raspberry, tart Bing cherries, earth and spice rise from the glass. The flavors unfold in waves, bright in acid, with tannins that grip. Buy several cases and save this Grape Certified Gold wine for several more years. You'll want to enjoy the 2013 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir every year, for the next 15 years. Cheers!