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2012 Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir "Dundee Hills"

Winery: Sokol Blosser

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dundee Hills"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Dundee Hills

State or country: OR

Price: $38

Cases produced: 7,600

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 19, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills opens with a red currant bouquet with hints of musty old oak and forest floor. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and bright. The flavor profile is an oak infused tart red plum with notes of black pepper. The panel also detected hints of cranberry, nectarine and tea. The finish is dry, shows a little heat, and has moderate tannins that are sticky and has nice length. The panel suggested decanting this wine in the near term and serving it with pork tenderloin or blackened tuna. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: In this 2012 fruit-forward vintage, we wanted our Dundee Hills Pinot Noir to capture those fruit characteristics but still have the structure. We attained the structure through extended maceration and our style of 16 months barrel aging. Our 2012 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is a ready to drink out the gate. With a lower percentage of new oak, our intent is to emphasize the presence of fruit. Expressive and bright, this wine showcases dark fruit flavors of cherry and blueberry with earthy and spicy characteristics that are reflective of our Jory soil.

Organic status: not organic

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