This month we are making our Wine Club trip to the region of Willamette Valley, Oregon. We are proud to present wines from Sokol Blosser. Started in 1971 by Susan Sokol and Bill Blosser and has remained family owned since then, they create wines of world class quality that are produced sustainably, mindful of the environment, that express the distinctive flavors of their hillside vineyards.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Cheers!
Evolution Big Time Red 8th Edition
Big, fruity, juicy blend that is nothing short of exquisite. Evolution Big Time Red Blend is a versatile, accessible, and exceptionally drinkable wine that goes great with anything.
90 Points ~ Wine Spectator
90 Points ~ Wine Enthusiast
- Grilled meats
- Italian dishes
Pinot Gris 2018
Strong aromas of elder flower, ripe pears, honey suckle and slight hint of Armenian cucumber combine to create a captivating bouquet. On the palate you will experience flavors of ripe melon, lime zest and lemon pith. This delightful wine finishes crisp with hints of green apple and fresh honeydew melon.
- Oyster Stew
- Grilled halibut with roasted vegetables
- Seasonal gazpacho
Evolution Pinot Noir 2018
Dangerously juicy and fruit-driven with a sophisticated silk. This bottle of pinot makes enjoying the young wine so easy to drink and share. 100% Pinot Noir. 100% Willamette Valley. 100% made from Oregon with love.
92 Points ~ James Suckling
- Smoked Salmon
- Glazed Pork Chop
- Duck Confit
For 47 years – even before there was an Oregon wine industry – the Sokol Blosser family has been perfecting Pinot Noir. Since founders Susan Sokol Blosser and Bill Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, the family has pursued winemaking excellence through environmentally friendly techniques. Today, situated on a certified organic 85-acre property (located 28 miles southwest of Portland) in the Dundee Hills appellation and farming another 43 acres of vineyards in Dundee Hills and Eola-Amity Hills, B Corp-certified Sokol Blosser remains committed to a sustainable approach. This respect for nature has consistently captured the terroir of the region, showcasing its essence through the brilliance of its estate fruit.
Sokol Blosser Winery has been Certified Organic by the Oregon Department of Agriculture since 2005. In 1996, Sokol Blosser’s vineyards were the first to be certified Salmon-Safe, a program launched by the Pacific Rivers Council to publicize products produced without using pesticides and causing runoff that would harm salmon. Sokol Blosser’s underground barrel cellar became the first US winery to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. At the north end of a main Pinot noir vineyard block is a 24kW photovoltaic solar panel array, which was installed in 2006 and provides for approximately 25% of the Winery’s energy needs.
In 2007, Sunset magazine honored both founder Susan Sokol Blosser and Sokol Blosser Winery with their prestigious “Green Winery of the Year” award. Also in 2007, Sokol Blosser Winery was recognized by the City of Portland, Oregon’s Office of Sustainable Development for its commitment to green practices with the “BEST (Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) Practices for Sustainability—Small Company” award. In 2008, Sokol Blosser Winery was recognized by Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury with a prestigious Oregon Sustainability Award, honoring the winery as an organization that had taken dramatic and comprehensive steps to incorporate sustainability into their operations. TreeHugger awarded Sokol Blosser Winery with their Best Green Winery award in their inaugural Best of Green Awards in 2009.