Review: 2018 Sokol Blosser Bluebird Cuvee
Sokol Blosser has been making wine for 50 years, with a focus on sustainability (the bluebirds on the label refer to a project the winery has to preserve their habitat). It is a lovely property, so lovely in fact that one of our tasting panel members was so caught up in the scenery he drove onto their property a few years ago. Don’t worry, no vines were harmed.
Sokol Blosser has also been making some elegant sparkling wines and the 2018 might be the best one yet. Made from 55% Oregon and 45% Washington fruit, this wine is extremely crisp and refreshing. Light bread notes on the nose, as well as apple peel, gardenia, and citrus zest. Green apple up front, along with apricot and rose, followed by peach and rose on the mid-palate, and a long dry finish of rose, lemon, and light minerals notes. The acidity bites back a bit, but in a very pleasant way. There are better values out there for Oregon sparkling, but this wine is a great buy.
Wine: 2018 Bluebird Cuvee
From: Sokol Blosser
Varietals: Unspecified blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Early Muscat, Muller Thurgau, Riesling
Rating: 91 points