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Sokol Blosser Chardonnay Dundee Hills 2018

America, Oregon
Sokol Blosser Chardonnay Dundee Hills

The spring of 2018 was warmer than the average over the previous 10 years, and fairly dry. Bud break happened in mid-April and Bloom in early June, which can be a treacherous undertaking as the spring weather can mess up a healthy flowering. A giant hail storm descended on the Dundee Hills in early June, but luckily none of our Sokol Blosser Estate crop was ruined.

The summer started like one giant furnace; July was a hot month and we had a lot of above 90 degree days. Just when it seemed like the hot weather would not stop, August came and more moderate weather with it. This helped slow the ripening down, and even cooler weather in September allowed us to let the grapes hang longer, resulting in riper fruit without additional sugar accumulation. The 2018 vintage is our coolest growing season since 2012, and we believe it will be our best vintage since then.

Our 2018 Dundee Hills Estate Chardonnay is elegant with soft aromas of white peaches. On the palate you will experience a slight minerality along with tropical fruits and just a kiss of oak.

This wine pairs beautifully with smoked salmon mousseline, also serve with shallot cream and preserved Meyer lemon.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Dundee Hills
Winery Sokol Blosser
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100%  Chardonnay
¥4,730  (incl. tax)

The spring of 2018 was warmer than the average over the previous 10 years, and fairly dry. Bud break happened in mid-April and Bloom in early June, which can be a treacherous undertaking as the spring weather can mess up a healthy flowering. A giant hail storm descended on the Dundee Hills in early June, but luckily none of our Sokol Blosser Estate crop was ruined.

The summer started like one giant furnace; July was a hot month and we had a lot of above 90 degree days. Just when it seemed like the hot weather would not stop, August came and more moderate weather with it. This helped slow the ripening down, and even cooler weather in September allowed us to let the grapes hang longer, resulting in riper fruit without additional sugar accumulation. The 2018 vintage is our coolest growing season since 2012, and we believe it will be our best vintage since then.

Our 2018 Dundee Hills Estate Chardonnay is elegant with soft aromas of white peaches. On the palate you will experience a slight minerality along with tropical fruits and just a kiss of oak.

This wine pairs beautifully with smoked salmon mousseline, also serve with shallot cream and preserved Meyer lemon.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Dundee Hills
Winery Sokol Blosser
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100%  Chardonnay
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.0%
Product Code 2012118
UPC 0-88473-51553-5
Winery

Winery Description

When Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, there was no wine industry in Oregon. Today, with over 790 wineries and 35,950 acres of vineyards, Oregon wines are available throughout the world.  Sokol Blosser is a family-owned and run operation that has been a leader in environmentally friendly viticulture and business practices since the birth of the modern Oregon wine industry.  Sokol Blosser strives to craft wines of world class quality that are produced sustainably, mindful of the environment and your health, and that express the distinctive flavors of their hillside vineyards.  This dedication to world class quality and commitment to the environment constitute Sokol Blossers core values, and are reflected in everything they do from green viticultural practices to recycling all office waste to using unbleached paper for their labels.  Sokol Blosser received the prestigious full USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic certification in 2005.