Sokol Blosser Wines Dundee Hills
The Sokol Blossers purchased their first vineyard land in 1970. Their winery is now fully organically farmed. Wines from the home vineyards now take the Dundee Hills AVA. There are a couple of easy drinking wines: the white and red Evolution as well as a white sparkling Evolution. The white is lightly floral a real concoction of grapes. Cool fermentation aromas and a apple green character mark the wine which has just a touch of residual sugar. The non-vintage Evolution red is a blend of Syrah, Montepulciano and Sangiovese and marked by ripe vibrant and forward red berry fruit. Pinot Noir is used to produce a fresh and characterful strawberry scented rosé. Finely structured, minerally Pinot Gris comes from a significant holding of estate vineyards as well as neighbouring sites within the Dundee Hills appellation. The Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is solely from estate grown fruit. Given a pre-fermentation maceration and vatted for around a month, ageing is in a sizeable proportion of new oak and the wine has a ripe, savoury character. The Estate Cuvée comes from the best blocks on the property with some of the fruit from vines around 35 years old. Darker and smokier in style with characterful dark cherry fruit and supple, rounded tannins, the wine is likely to improve with 3 or 4 years’ bottle age. A number of premium Block series Pinot Noirs are also now made in small quantities. (DM)
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