Sokol Blosser 2009 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon
Sokol Blosser has been producing stellar Pinot Noir from their Dundee Hills vineyards for over 30 years. In 2005, Dundee Hills was recognized with its own AVA within the Willamette Valley because of outstanding wines like this one with aromas of raspberry, black cherry, truffles and loam. Aged 16 months in French oak, on the palate it shows ripe berry and dusty cocoa that linger on the finish. Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying "Polished, refined and beautifully focused, offering guava-accented blackberry and floral flavors. Picks up a tobacco note as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2017."