The 2011 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir epitomizes everything Sokol Blosser has stood for since we planted our first vines in 1971. Our Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is born each year in the heart of Oregon’s Pinot Noir country. A majority of the grapes are organically estate grown and are primarily from our new Dijon clones and our favorite clone, Pommard. Each bottle is tightly structured for long-term aging, yet the tannins are soft and smooth. In addition to the raspberry/cherry/earth/ truffle notes, a dusty cola/mocha component is noticed because of the French oak. Properly cellared this wine should last 10-15 years. Our 2011 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is perfumed with notes of rose petals, dried sage, and cigar box; leading to a focused palate of red currant, pomegranate, and signature Jory soil terroir with a spicy mineral finish. Possessing great depth of pure fruit flavor, a crystalline structure, and persistent length, this wine is very ageworthy, and with proper cellaring can be enjoyed for the next ten to fifteen years.
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05