1970 was winding down when the founders, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser pulled their ’68 VW Camper up to an abandoned prune orchard some 30 miles southwest of Portland. These moonstruck kids had little farming experience and just a basic knowledge of winemaking. Fortunately, they were not short on one important factor: a passion for growing the Pinot Noir grape and creating world-class organic wine. Soon after settling on this extraordinary land, they planted their first vines and cinched their place as pioneers in Oregon’s budding wine industry.
2008 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is truly an expression of this classic vintage. Complex and layered, with black cherry, berry, and earthy minerality, it has concentration and depth without being heavy. There’s wonderful structure and texture, with soft, supple tannins and acidity for aging. With proper cellaring, everything is in place for this wine to develop and age beautifully for the next ten to fifteen years.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Light and fragrant, this is polished in texture, with a tight structure lighting a fire under the plum, spice and savoury flavours, lingering easily on the refined finish. 90/100.” – Wine Spectator
“The 2008 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills offers up a lovely nose of cedar, Asian spices, incense, cherry, and raspberry. Savoury on the palate and packed with fruit, this tasty effort has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 6 years. 90/100.” – Wine AdvocateThis wine is from a certified producer.