Sokol Blosser's commitment to sustainable, near-biodynamic vineyard practices is yielding clear cut results. This lovely effort has more detail, more well-defined nuances, than almost any other Oregon Pinot in this relatively modest price range. True Pinot character shines through, balanced elegantly on natural acid, with a tight core of spice, cola, mocha and mixed red fruits. Likeable but restrained now, it should age nicely over the next half decade or so.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.