Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Apr 29, 2011 Sokol Blosser, delinea 300 Pinot Noir 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSokol Blosser,delinea 300 Pinot Noir 2008Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA$30-36 +356195 available at select private liquor storeswww.delinea300.comThis is the inaugural release of Sokol Blosser’s 2nd label, delinea, and is one crafted specifically with the international market in mind. Funny to think that here in Canada, we qualify’ as Oregon’s “international” clientele, since we can easily hop in the car and drive there in a half day. Sokol Blosser does a huge export business to Asia, and Japan in particular, so let’s surmise that markets further afield are the main intention. Good thing for us, some dropped here en route. Latitude aside, delinea 300 is named for the altitude in the Dundee Hills where this wine is from – 300 feet above sea level (that’s approximately 90 metres to us internationals), and where fertile silt and volcanic soils come together.The result is a bright and fruity, easy-drinking red. Fresh raspberry, cranberry and perfumed bing cherry on the nose and palate, with faint earthy notes and a fairly light and elegant body. Juicy and alluring, if a little ingenuous, this would make a fine accompaniment to salmon or seared tuna, and is a lovely bridge red for people that prefer whites. Delinea is a little pricey on our market, as are the vast majority of Oregon wines. Hm – I wonder how many yen it would be…The Sokol Blosser family planted their first grapevines in 1971 in the Dundee Hills and now farms over 85 certified organic acres. As one of the pioneering wineries of the region, Sokol Blosser has played a key role in developing and shaping the now prominent Oregon wine industry. The winery works to create wines of world-class quality, produced in a sustainable manner, which reflect the distinctive flavors of the grapes, soil, and climate, as well as the winery’s values and sense of place. The winery produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Evolution (a proprietary white wine blend of nine varieties) and Meditrina (proprietary red blend), along with small quantities of Single Block Pinot Noirs. www.sokolblosser.com.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsdelinea 300 Pinot Noir 2008A second label from the hugely successful Sokol Blosser. The result is a bright and fruity, easy-drinking red. Fresh raspberry, cranberry and perfumed bing cherry on the nose and palate, with faint earthy notes and a fairly light and elegant body. Juicy and alluring, if a little ingenuous, this would make a fine accompaniment to salmon or seared tuna, and is a lovely bridge red for people that prefer whites. Oregon festivalPinot Noir SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.