2014 Sokol Blosser Estate Pinot Noir

2014 Sokol Blosser Estate Pinot Noir


The nose is immediately attractive: well defined, the new wood neatly entwined with the mulberry, wild strawberry, undergrowth and jasmine tea scents that waft generously from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, nicely structured and delineated, permitting the grape variety to shine through...

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winemaker's notes

"Our Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir captures and expresses the delicate fruit characteristics associated with this varietal, and we balance that with structure and age-ability. In order to achieve this balance we combine a couple of key distinctive winemaking techniques. We increase structure and complexity in the mouthfeel through a lengthy post-fermentation maceration making up about 70% of this blend. To retain the pureness of the pinot noir fruit characters expressed early in fermentation, the other 30% has limited skin contact by removing the wine from the skins immediately following fermentation. Our entire Estate is represented in this cuvee with a percentage of each block coming together in a single blend."

critical acclaim

Wine Advocate - 88 (2013)