Sokol Blosser Ice Wine Riesling (half-bottle)
This special ultra-rich wine is produced from White Riesling grapes grown in our Estate vineyards. Produced in the style of the classic ice wines of Germany, whole clusters of grapes are frozen immediately after harvesting and then pressed while still solid. The water in the grapes remains behind as ice and only the sweetest juice, which does not freeze, drips out and is collected. This juice is over twice as sweet as the juice from unfrozen grapes, and the yield is less than half. The pressing is followed by a long, slow fermentation lasting over seven months. This painstaking process yields an incredibly intense, sweet and concentrated wine -- a pure expression of the essence of White Riesling.
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 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.
Now with the second generation of Sokol Blossers at the helm, the winery is poised to enter a new millennium of winemaking and sustainability under the guidance of CEO and Co-President Alison Sokol Blosser, along with winemaker and Co-President Alex Sokol Blosser. As the new generation continues the legacy of Sokol Blosser’s founders, the focus remains on crafting exemplary wines through sustainable methods. It’s no mere coincidence that such practices have had the happy consequence of enhancing the excellence of Sokol Blosser’s Pinot Noir. In addition to the official recognition received for its environmental practices, Sokol Blosser has consistently won recognition for its quality wines. Being good to the earth – farming, buying and building through the lens of sustainability – is really about paying attention to and respecting the details. There is no other way to make great Pinot.