2012 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.52, 7,600 cases, $38. The winery’s flagship wine made from organic grapes. It is distributed around the world. Aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. An oak-dominated nose leads to a mid weight core of juicy black cherry fruit that lacks some Pinot character because of a strong tug of tobacco-laced oak. The wine finishes with some delicate fruit, somewhat vigorous tannins, and a hint of alcoholic warmth. Score: 87. Reviewed September 29, 2015

Winery: Sokol Blosser Winery
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