Saturday, 6 February 2016

The 2009 growing season began with snow in February, then snow again accompanied by a day of graupel (hail-like precipitation occurring when supercooled water droplets freeze on a falling snowflake) and cold, biting wind in March. We had a couple of days close to 80o in early-April, then more cold and hail, then back to a few days over 80o in mid-April. May was warm, beautiful, and uneventful, but June brought some wild weather. On June 4 we had an actual tornado blow through (very unusual for Oregon), and we all hunkered down nervously in the winery cellar. Then it turned cool again and we had a torrential downpour (almost an inch in 24 hours) on June 12. July was all about heat – we had a few days very hot days (upper 90os to 100o) early, mid, and late in the month, with the final days of July hitting up to 108o. It finally cooled off in early August and we had our first bit of rain in over a month, but then we had more heat mid-month. September brought continued hot weather and when the drying, desiccating east wind kicked in on September 20 we began picking as fast as we could. We brought in all 175 tons of our Pinot Noir in just eight days under mostly hot and hazy skies, but we managed to avoid overly high sugars and raisining in the grapes, and the acid levels were good. Overall, another challenging but promising Oregon vintage.



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Wine Tasting Notes

  • Winery : Sokol Blosser
  • Winemaker : Russ Rosner
  • Three Word Taste Summary : leather mushroom truffle
  • Food Pairings : Wild salmon, Ahi tuna, wild game, duck, pork, rack of lamb and filet mignon
  • Tasting Notes 
    Our 2009 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has a core of distinct flavors and aromas - truffle, mushroom, leather, cherry, berry, violet and spice - all of which say "Sokol Blosser"! With proper cellaring, everything is in place for this wine to develop and age beautifully for the next ten to fifteen years.
  • Vintage Notes 
    The 2009 growing season began with snow in February, then snow again accompanied by a day of graupel (hail-like precipitation occurring when supercooled water droplets freeze on a falling snowflake) and cold, biting wind in March. We had a couple of days close to 80o in early-April, then more cold and hail, then back to a few days over 80o in mid-April. May was warm, beautiful, and uneventful, but June brought some wild weather. On June 4 we had an actual tornado blow through (very unusual for Oregon), and we all hunkered down nervously in the winery cellar. Then it turned cool again and we had a torrential downpour (almost an inch in 24 hours) on June 12. July was all about heat – we had a few days very hot days (upper 90os to 100o) early, mid, and late in the month, with the final days of July hitting up to 108o. It finally cooled off in early August and we had our first bit of rain in over a month, but then we had more heat mid-month. September brought continued hot weather and when the drying, desiccating east wind kicked in on September 20 we began picking as fast as we could. We brought in all 175 tons of our Pinot Noir in just eight days under mostly hot and hazy skies, but we managed to avoid overly high sugars and raisining in the grapes, and the acid levels were good. Overall, another challenging but promising Oregon vintage.

Wine Specifications

  • Geography : United States Oregon Willamette Valley Dundee Hills
  • Wine Type : Red Wine
  • Varietal/Blend : Pinot Noir
  • Composition : 100% Pinot Noir, 87% Estate Grown
  • Alcohol by Volume : 14.00 %
  • Case Production : 5849 cases
  • Aging Program : 100% barrel aged, 16 months in barrels, 44% new barrels
  • Oak Origin : French

Important Information

  • Adult Signature Required : You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase wine. Adult signature is required on delivery.
  • Weather Related Delays : The seller may delay shipment if the temperature at the shipping or delivery address is not between 45°F and 80°F.
  • 3736 in Wine

  • Size: 750 mL

  • Color: red

  • Brand: Sokol Blosser
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