14.5% abv. Forms legs on the side of tre glass. Mahagony color, thinning at the rim. Some purple grapeskin notes on the first evening. I thought this might be over-the-hill judging from the taste the first evening, but it opened up and showed me more on the second evening. There is a savory element along with some dark cherry and plum fruit notes. Drinks smoothly with a subtlety that pairs well with meats.
What a NW PN! Clear cherry colour. Earthy, smokie, chimney nose. Impressive. Little hottie in the palate yet pleasant and elegant. Long, quite long. A bit one-dimensional anyway. At this point and at 22€, personally recommended.
¡Menuda PN del Nuevo Mundo! Color Cereza claro. Nariz terrosa, ahumada, a chimenea. Impresionante. Un poco calentita en boca aunque agradable y elegante. Larga, muy larga. De todas formas un poco unidimensional. En este momento y a 22 cucos, la recomiendo personalmente.
When I first opened it I thought the bottle might be flawed. acidic and somewhat tart finish. I stuck a cork back in it and drank another Oregon Pinot that night. I went back to it two days later and it had softened and improved. Pallette had begun to integrate, but still not the great bottle I wanted or expected.
Unrated at this point. Drinking young, although it might not appear that way when first opened. I expected nice acid/earth/mushroom, but when first opened it's an intense raspberry bomb. Some of the cherry oil thing going on now too, but with the thinner profile of Pinot. This takes easily 60 minutes to open up, when finally some of the balance and earth creeps back in. This is a food wine, and trending more toward Rotie than Oregon Pinot. Almost like it has some Syrah in it.
Light ruby red with viscosity aligned with its 14.5% alcohol. Vibrant and focused. Aromas of earth, strawberry, and match stick continue on to the palate. Long finish. A really beautiful Oregon Pinot Noir that delivers an appreciated step up from others retailing under $30 which I've frequently found to be lacking.
Smoky old world earthy nose with lots of berry. Gorgeous balance and beautiful finish. This doesn't have the glory of the 2002 but who cares it's great and still at 42 cdn - it's worth it! Great turkey wine!!
Friends brought this over on 7/27/10. It had an unusual bouquet of cherry, cola, pepper and spice. The palate was sharp and tangy with flavors of cherry, cola, pepper and spice. The pepper was very sharp and unusual for a pinot.
I love the comments on this wine here, they are (for the most part) totally consistent with my experience. Aroma of black cherry, cherrry, and cherry, with a spice, barnyard, and deeply layered nose!! Taste is soft and so inviting, a sour cherry fruit bomb, in a good way. Some acidity on the finish, just enough for a medium-bodied meal. This is the best PN since the Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard, 2006.
Got this bottle from the tasting room for $38 and drank with salmon and veggies grilled on the BBQ. Opened it straight from the wine cooler without decanting. We didn't remember this bottle being so darn good! We would have bought more! Anyway, this Pinot is an almost perfect balance of fruit, spice, structure, acidity, bouquet, etc. The nose is classic Pinot (pepper, earth, and cherries/berries), the flavors are classic Willamette Valley (LOTS of earth, with the aforementioned fruit profiles and pepper), and the mouthfeel and finish are both smooth and silky. The funny thing about Sokol Blosser is that they're the only winery we've ever been to that used Pinot in a red blend, which, in our opinions, is just plain WRONG. We don't remember the name of that blend, but it was horrific. But when they stick to straight Pinot, they sure in the heck know what they're doing. This Pinot is fantastic. We'd buy a truck load if it were around $20 - $25. But for $38, it's still a great bottle. Job very well done, indeed.
Black cherry and herb on the nose, with brown spice notes. Very soft and approachable, sour cherry candy fruit, with an acidic and refreshing finish. Tasty enough, but not serious guts, and more pleasant than I like to see a pinot noir, which says more about me than the wine, I think, but I trust you know what I mean.
Little bigger taste than a lot of Oregon pinots. Lots of oak on the nose with a black cherry. Taste is a red cherry (pretty jammy) with excellent mouth feel. Pleasant (though not long) tannins, smooth transition. Pretty good wine. Let it decant for 1 hour this brought down the initial earthy nose.
Nice cherry scents combine with earthy and tannic notes on the nose of the wine. It has a nice mouth feel with cherries and cinnamon coming late. A hint of velvet texture also appears on the mid palate.