Evolution Pinot Noir 2022


Evolution Pinot Noir

United States
Regulated designation
American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
Willamette Valley
Pinot Noir 100 %
Producer's website

About this winery

Sokol Blosser is one of the pioneering estates of the Oregon state wine industry. In 1971 when Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser began converting an old prune orchard into a vineyard they became one of five bonded wineries in the region. In the ensuing decades Oregon’s wine industry has grown (today there are over 500 wineries), changed and blossomed with Sokol Blosser at the forefront. Leading by example in their quest to produce exceptional wines while also promoting social and...

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Production notes

Coming from all over the Willamette Valley, the grapes were harvested throughout October. The wine was fermented to dryness over 7-10 days with pump-overs to mix up the magic. The final wine was put down for a seven month slumber in stainless steel with a touch of oak influence. 2022 had a late start but made up for it by being our 2nd hottest summer on record! Grapes were chilling on the vine so long into October we thought we were going to have to make them Halloween costumes! But the weather stayed nice and dry till the end and we had gorgeous, gorgeous fruit to make gorgeous, gorgeous wines!

Tasting notes

The Willamette Valley never fails to produce beautiful fruit flavors in its Pinot. This wine is packed with bright red fruit flavors, warm baking spices, and a hint of savory mushroom. A foodies delight, this wine pairs with darn near everything! Pumpkin chipotle soup, glazed pork chops, wild mushroom risotto, even a decadent dark chocolate torte!

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 92 points -

January 2022 (Vintage 2020)

A pretty nose of forest berries, fresh cherries, pine cones, fresh flowers, slate and baking spices. Medium body with sleek, seamless tannins and bright acidity. So supple and pure. Juicy finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

April 2024 (Vintage 2022)

The nose exhibits red fruit and a hint of iron. Lively flavors of raspberry, bright red cherries and red currants on the palate. Medium-bodied with mellow tannins. Warm and earthy finish.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

August 2021

Aromas of cherries, berries, fresh flowers, mushrooms and sweet spices. Medium-bodied with plush tannins and fresh acidity. Wonderfully juicy, fresh and transparent.

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James Suckling

- 91 points -

April 2023 (Vintage 2021)

Fresh and juicy pinot with notes of currants, raspberries, mushrooms and some rust. Medium-bodied and gently earthy with soft tannins. Very drinkable. Drink now. Screw cap.

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 Wine Enthusiast

- 90 points -

October 2021 (Vintage 2019)

A classy new label design marks the continuing evolution of Evolution Pinot Noir. Fruit driven, loosely knit and full of ripe, juicy blackberry flavors, this affordable and accessible wine is a nice mix of estate and purchased Willamette Valley grapes. It's the sort of all-purpose, no frills Pinot Noir that's tough to find at this price. Nothing fancy, totally honest and thoroughly drinkable.

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