Sokol Blosser is one of those wineries everyone should know about. It’s a historic family-owned Oregon winery that keeps on producing quality wines. It’s great to see the current generation pushing quality levels even higher the last few years. The winery has always been focused on sustainable agriculture and has been certified organic since 2005.
The winery was one of the first in the Willamette Valley. Its first vineyards were planted on a two-hectare hillside in 1971 by the husband and wife team Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser. Prior to those first Pinot Noir vines, it had been a down-on-its-luck plum orchard.
This is the finest Pinot Gris this winery has made in a long time. Aromas of apricot stones and honey are underpinned with the minerality of ocean air. The palate is a delightful balance of fat white fruit and crisp acidity. Ripe pear notes and waxy pineapple have a counterpoint to racy grapefruit. Fresh and light with just the right amount of flesh, this bottle is going to be my go-to for West Coast oysters.